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A New US Plan Will Show Which Consumer Electronics Are the Safest

  • Energy Star logos are the model for effort to boost safeguards
  • Participation will be voluntary, with 2023 launch scheduled
The White House. 

The White House. 

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The White House is planning to introduce a labeling system to signal the level of security in the growing number of devices connected to the internet, according to a senior administration official. 

Consumers would be able to scan barcode attached to product packaging with their phones to access information such as the level of support from manufacturers and the device’s history of receiving software updates, an important function of data security, the official said.