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In 2020 your writes usage data on the chips of your ink cartridges(!) and they then read that data when you send them for !

Yes, I am not kidding.
This is an air gap circumvention method for !

See h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/ page 136.

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@rugk That and the fact that you practically just "rent" what you thought to have "bought" (including ink and its DRM) are reasons I'd never buy any HP printer.

Btw, same page: "If you prefer to not allow access to this information, you can render the chip inoperable. However, after
you render the memory chip inoperable, the cartridge cannot be used in an HP printer."

How legal can that be? Why they're not yet at court? That's black-mailing!

@IzzyOnDroid well… of course you can destroiy the thing before sending it back and it should be save. Found that sentence rather hilarious…

But if someone owns such a printer, GDPR complains could certainly be possible. Yet alone that the feature is an "opt-out", this is very likely not GDPR-compliant.

@rugk "But if someone owns such a printer" – well, forgive my sharp tongue, but the only one really OWNING those devices is … HP. You're not their customer. You're their product. The cow they milk. Nothing more. Well, unless you don't "buy" such crap, of course.

Hilarious, yes. Right in the next paragraph they describe how you can disable it. I had inverted that order and "kindly asked" not to destry the chip because. Would have looked less hilarious.

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