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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Lobbying records in New York state show Apple, Verizon, and tech trade orgs oppose the Fair Repair Act that would prohibit software locks that restrict repairs   —  Behind the scenes, Apple is trying to kill legislation that would make it easier for normal people to fix iPhones.
May 19, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Stanford and Princeton researchers create ad-blocker that uses computer vision and evades all known anti ad-blockers, available as a proof of concept on Chrome   —  A team of Princeton and Stanford University researchers has fundamentally reinvented how ad-blocking works …
Apr 15, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Nebraska state senator warns that Apple is opposing the state's proposed “right to repair” bill; similar bills are making their way through 7 other states   —  Apple is inventing new and interesting arguments to prevent you from fixing your iPhone: It's lobbying Nebraska lawmakers to kill …
Feb 18, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Samsung says it won't refurbish Note7s, choosing to “safely dispose” of them, which creates waste, loses rare earth elements, and could harm the environment   —  Lost in the hype about Samsung permanently pulling the plug on its exploding phone is this: The failure of the Galaxy Note 7 …
Oct 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
President Obama announces the Cyber Incident Severity Schema, a new way the feds will codify the threat level of hacking attacks, but it lacks specifics   —  George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisory System—the color-coded terrorism “threat level” indicator that became a symbol of post-9/11 fear mongering …
Jul 26, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Controversial livestreams become more frequent on Facebook Live, putting the company's rules and judgment under scrutiny   —  A video of the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer was temporarily removed from Facebook.  The company has said the removal was due to a “technical glitch.”
Jul 7, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
In Angola, Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics are being used to create a clandestine file sharing network   —  Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism  —  Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet.
Mar 26, 2016, 6:05 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov resigns amid concerns foundation wasn't transparent about plans for a search engine   —  Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt  —  Many Wikipedia editors finally got what they wanted Thursday.
Feb 25, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Profile of iFixit, the company helping us continue doing DIY repairs on modern electronics   —  How to Fix Everything  —  It happened suddenly, like most of these stories do.  My alarm went off.  I kicked my leg out as I jolted awake, making solid contact with my new laptop …
Nov 29, 2015, 11:55 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
This Is How the FAA's Mandatory Drone Registration Program Will Work   —  Since it was announced last month, the drone hobbyist community has been wondering how the Federal Aviation Administration is going to implement its mandatory drone registration program.  Monday, the agency released a list of formal recommendations.
Nov 23, 2015, 1:45 PMIn context

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