Right to Repair

Right to Repair

Apple Is Locking Batteries to Specific iPhones, a Nightmare for DIY Repair

The move makes it impossible for anyone who is "unauthorized" to replace a battery on an iPhone without losing important features.
Jason Koebler
8.8.19
Right to Repair

The Government Wants to Tackle Big Tech's Repair Monopolies and Planned Obsolescence

The FTC's "Nixing the Fix" hearing is a small but important step forward for the right to repair movement.
Karl Bode
7.17.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Still Trying to Sue the Owner of an Independent iPhone Repair Shop

Apple lost its counterfeit case against a Norwegian repair shop owner last year, but the $1 trillion company won't let it go.
Jason Koebler
6.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.
VICE Staff
5.22.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Why AirPods Are a Social and Environmental Disaster

We sat down with Caroline Haskins, author of 'AirPods Are a Tragedy,' to dig deep into the human cost of the ubiquitous buds.
VICE Staff
5.13.19
repair

Bernie Sanders Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers

Sanders becomes the third presidential candidate to say that farmers should have the ability to fix their own tractors.
Matthew Gault
5.5.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Bill Killed After Big Tech Lobbying In Ontario

The bill would have been the first in North America to empower average people to repair their own devices.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Telling Lawmakers People Will Hurt Themselves if They Try to Fix iPhones

An Apple lobbyist brought an iPhone to meetings with California lawmakers and said consumers could hurt themselves by puncturing a lithium-ion battery.
Jason Koebler
4.30.19
Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.12.19
immigration

ICE Raid on Samsung Repair Contractor Shows Big Tech’s Reliance on Exploitative Labor

The biggest ICE raid in a decade, at a CVE Technology Group facility in Texas, went after the people who repair our phones.
Jason Koebler
4.4.19
Right to Repair

A Cell Phone Carrier Breaks With Big Telecom, Announces Support for Right to Repair Legislation

Cell phone providers have actively lobbied against right to repair legislation, but Ting Mobile announced that it supports consumers' right to fix the things they own.
Matthew Gault
4.1.19
Right to Repair

Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation

A leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard outlines a program that looks almost exactly like the requirements of right to repair legislation that has been proposed in 20 states.
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
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