DRM

Fight to Repair

'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.
Jason Koebler
11.15.18
Gaming

The Apple II Edutainment Game 'All About America' Was Cracked Just in Time for the Midterms

Brush up on some mostly-accurate US history with a game that came on floppy disks.
Samantha Cole
11.6.18
DRM

Printer Makers Are Crippling Cheap Ink Cartridges Via Bogus 'Security Updates'

Epson is just the latest company to wage covert war on consumer choice.
Karl Bode
10.15.18
Right to Repair

This 17-Year-Old Has Become Michigan's Leading Right to Repair Advocate

When Surya Raghavendran dropped his iPhone, he learned to repair it himself. Now he wants to protect that right for everyone in his home state of Michigan.
Matthew Gault
9.25.18
DRM

Some Xbox One Users Can't Play Games They Own Because of 'Game Pass'

Some Game Pass users lose access to games they actually own if they let their subscription expire.
Matthew Gault
3.15.18
DRM

The Incredibly Technical History of Digital Rights Management

DRM, one of the internet’s dark arts, was already in the works—complete with epic patents—years before the existence of Napster gave it a business case.
Ernie Smith
10.19.17
piracy

The PC's Best Anti-Piracy Technology Appears to be Defeated

With 'Total War: Warhammer II' cracked in less than 24 hours, it calls into question why publishers would continue to use Denuvo.
Patrick Klepek
9.29.17
piracy

The Cryptic Riddles That Predict What Game Will Get Pirated Next

Every few weeks, piracy followers are sent into a tizzy, when a new puzzle arrives.
Patrick Klepek
4.17.17
virtual reality

Reality: Where Does It Go From Here?

The 2017 edition of annual VR and AR conference 'Versions' had a lot of feelings about our future relationship with tech.
Andrew Nunes
3.5.17
book excerpt

The Internet of Hackable Things You Don’t Own

How DRM and End User License Agreements have threatened the very idea of 'ownership.'
Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz
2.21.17
cars

You Should Be Able to Use Tesla's Self-Driving Mode to Make Money

The company prohibits using self-driving mode for 'revenue purposes' outside its forthcoming network. But legal precedents support overriding this restriction.
Corin Faife
12.9.16
Internet

Why Scribd Changes Copy-Pasted Text to 104 Point Comic Sans

Feature, not a bug.
Yael Grauer
10.5.16
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