Right to Repair

Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.12.19
immigration

ICE Raid on Samsung Repair Contractor Shows Big Tech’s Reliance on Exploitative Labor

The biggest ICE raid in a decade, at a CVE Technology Group facility in Texas, went after the people who repair our phones.
Jason Koebler
4.4.19
Right to Repair

A Cell Phone Carrier Breaks With Big Telecom, Announces Support for Right to Repair Legislation

Cell phone providers have actively lobbied against right to repair legislation, but Ting Mobile announced that it supports consumers' right to fix the things they own.
Matthew Gault
4.1.19
Right to Repair

Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation

A leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard outlines a program that looks almost exactly like the requirements of right to repair legislation that has been proposed in 20 states.
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
Right to Repair

Elizabeth Warren Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Tractors

It would apply only to farm equipment, but Warren becomes the most powerful national politician to support a consumer's right to repair the things they own.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada

A newly-proposed bill could become the first legislation to ensure individuals and independent shops can repair brand-name devices in North America.
Jordan Pearson
2.21.19
Right to Repair

Insurance Giant Allstate Buys Independent Phone Repair Company, Joins Right to Repair Movement

With Allstate's purchase of iCracked, you could say the right to repair movement is ... in good hands.
Matthew Gault
2.14.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Advocates Are Hosting Youtube Town Halls to Show You How to Get Involved in the Movement

Prominent right to repair advocates are teaching the basics of the movement and how to get in touch with legislators during live YouTube town halls.
Matthew Gault
2.1.19
ewaste

The World Economic Forum Tells Davos: Electronics Are 'the Fastest-Growing Waste Stream in the World’

"The material value of e-waste alone is worth $62.5 billion, three times more than the annual output of the world’s silver mines and more than the GDP of most countries."
Matthew Gault
1.29.19
Apple

Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Apple finally says that repair hurts its bottom line.
Jason Koebler
1.2.19
Right to Repair

Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe

Activists brought a busted refrigerator to a protest and successfully agitated for their right to repair.
Matthew Gault
12.14.18
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