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.
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.
Printer Makers Are Crippling Cheap Ink Cartridges Via Bogus 'Security Updates'
Epson is just the latest company to wage covert war on consumer choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Why Scribd Changes Copy-Pasted Text to 104 Point Comic Sans
Feature, not a bug.