Right to Repair

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
a day ago
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
Right to Repair

Microsoft Is Being Sued Over the Xbox One's Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker

"The goal is to intimidate consumers and repair organizations and deceive them into thinking that that a warranty is void if anybody other than Microsoft opens up the box."
Matthew Gault
11.9.18
Right to Repair

Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace

Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.
Jason Koebler
11.9.18
Right to Repair

In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal

The new exemptions are a major win for the right to repair movement and give consumers wide latitude to legally repair the devices they own.
Jason Koebler
10.25.18
Right to Repair

Motorola Becomes First Smartphone Company to Sell DIY Repair Kits to Its Customers

As Apple continues to fight independent repair, Motorola partners with iFixit and supports the right to repair movement.
Jason Koebler
10.23.18
Right to Repair

45 Out of 50 Electronics Companies Illegally Void Warranties After Independent Repair, Sting Operation Finds

New research showed that 90 percent of contacted companies told customers that repairing their own device would void the warranty; that's illegal under federal law.
Matthew Gault
10.11.18
Apple

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
Jason Koebler
10.4.18
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