Right to Repair

The Most Important Right-to-Repair Hearing Yet Is on Monday

Massachusetts is vying to become the first state to protect consumers' right to repair their electronics.
Jason Koebler
a day ago
journalism

At the Times, a Hesitance to Hyperlink

Journalists at the New York Times and its own standards editor say that getting continually dragged by other journalists for not giving credit is embarrassing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
2 days ago
child porn

Feds Bust One of the Dark Web's Biggest Child Porn Sites Thanks to Tremendously Bad Opsec

The site, "Welcome to Video," hosted 8 terabytes of child porn. More than 337 people have been arrested in 38 countries.
Jason Koebler
3 days ago
Tesla

Worn-Out Flash Memory Is Suddenly Bricking Tesla Cars

"When this burns out, you wake up to a black screen."
Jason Koebler
4 days ago
blizzard

Blizzard Doubles Down, Says It Will Continue to Silence Players on 'Official Channels'

Blizzard will return prize money to Blitzchung but said that his support of Hong Kong protesters was made in a 'divisive' and 'deliberate' way.
Jason Koebler
10.12.19
blizzard

Blizzard Doesn't Respect the Human Rights of Its Customers, Major Rights Organization Says

"By penalizing a player for speaking up in support of protesters exercising their right to freedom of expression, Blizzard demonstrates a lack of respect for the human rights of its users."
Jason Koebler
10.11.19
blizzard

Gamers Are Organizing a Mass Protest at Blizzard's BlizzCon

"They have no idea what kind of Internet shitstorm they've unleashed," the protest's organizers say.
Jason Koebler
Edward Ongweso Jr
10.11.19
Apple

It Is Currently Impossible to Exchange Money for an iPhone

The iPhone 11 Pro is sold out in stores all over the country and Apple store workers don't know when they're getting more shipments.
Jason Koebler
10.11.19
Twitter

How Twitter Sees Itself

Multiple current and former Twitter employees, including executives, explain how Twitter really positions itself and its responsibilities around moderating speech.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
10.7.19
ukraine

What's in Trump's Super Classified Server and Why Is He Hiding Things There

Putting a politically-damaging phone call with Ukraine on the "codeword-classified" system is highly inappropriate and would give Trump "maximum control over who sees it."
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.26.19
Websites

Website.com Is a Website About Websites

Worth checking out.
Jason Koebler
9.19.19
Apple

Congress Is Investigating Apple's Repair Monopoly

Part of the antitrust investigation centers on "Apple's restrictions on third-party repairs."
Jason Koebler
9.13.19
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