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If your car updates just like your laptop, who will be responsible for your safety?

As medical devices and cars move online, we need to ask: who will be charged with making sure each update is safe and secure?

By Ross Anderson   October 2017

Tesla-CEO Elon Musk arrives at the presentation of the Tesla vehicle Model 3. Photo: PA

Cyber-security has disrupted politics, with the row about Russian interference in the US election being just one example. It’s also disrupted policing: most property crime and much hate crime is now online.

A third disruption is now at hand. As we start connecting not just our laptops and phones to the internet, but cars, medical devices and other things that can kill us, safety is becoming entangled with security. This will shake up…

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