Farm Hacking

Farm Hacking

Farmers in the USA are hacking their John Deere tractors with Ukrainian firmware, which seems to be the only way they can actually own the machines and their software, rather than rent them for lifetime from John Deere. Manufacturers have made it impossible for them to perform “unauthorized” repair on their own tractors, which farmers see as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time.

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