Right to Repair

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Apple Announces Half Measure to Make iPhones More Repairable Immediately After Law Banned Its Repair Practices
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Apple Announces Half Measure to Make iPhones More Repairable Immediately After Law Banned Its Repair Practices

Apple will partially ease its "parts pairing" policy on the same day Colorado is considering a right-to-repair bill that would ban parts pairing, and weeks after Oregon banned the practice.
YouTube Commenters and the Grassroots Movement Pushed Google to Support Right to Repair
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YouTube Commenters and the Grassroots Movement Pushed Google to Support Right to Repair

Google says its own customers drove it to ultimately support a strong version of right to repair.
Google Formally Endorses Right to Repair, Will Lobby to Pass Repair Laws
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Google Formally Endorses Right to Repair, Will Lobby to Pass Repair Laws

Google says repair should be easy and "parts pairing" should be illegal.
Polish Hackers Say Manufacturer's Repair DRM Killed Train's Power, Broke Compressor
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Polish Hackers Say Manufacturer's Repair DRM Killed Train's Power, Broke Compressor

They found code that killed power to the train and broke a train's compressor: "We are 100% certain of our findings."
Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them
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Polish Hackers Repaired Trains the Manufacturer Artificially Bricked. Now The Train Company Is Threatening Them

After breaking trains simply because an independent repair shop had worked on them, NEWAG is now demanding that trains fixed by hackers be removed from service.
A Massive Repair Lawsuit Against John Deere Clears a Major Hurdle
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A Massive Repair Lawsuit Against John Deere Clears a Major Hurdle

The class-action antitrust suit is one of the biggest challenges to Deere's tractor repair monopoly.
Consumer Rights Groups Petition Government to Create Formal Rules Protecting Right to Repair
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Consumer Rights Groups Petition Government to Create Formal Rules Protecting Right to Repair

The FTC and Biden have repeatedly argued repair monopolies are illegal. So why haven't they created formal regulations protecting right to repair?
Rivian Pushes Software Update That Breaks Infotainment System
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Rivian Pushes Software Update That Breaks Infotainment System

An over-the-air software update breaks the truck's infotainment system in a way that will require an in-shop repair.
Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Car Right to Repair Law in Maine
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Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Car Right to Repair Law in Maine

“Maine residents have won the right to control their destiny when it comes to car repairs."
The Tech Industry Has a New Plan to Stop Right to Repair Laws
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The Tech Industry Has a New Plan to Stop Right to Repair Laws

Faced with new laws in California and other states, big tech lobbyists want to sign a "Memorandum of Understanding" to prevent "a compliance market where lawyers drive the decisions."