Testimony: Tarah Wheeler, New America

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, SecuRepairs member Tarah Wheeler was among those who appeared before a Washington State Senate Committee considering a bill to establish a digital “right to repair” in that state. This is her testimony.

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Testimony: Owen Rubel

Owen Rubel of SecuRepairs testified that there is no unacceptable danger to repairing electronic devices and that repair is critical to fostering creativity and ingenuity in future generations.

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Yes, Sonos’s Planned Obsolescence poses a Security Risk

The luxury, smart speaker maker Sonos incurred the wrath of longtime customers this week when it announced that it will…

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SecuRepairs Experts step up in Washington Right to Repair Hearing

SecuRepairs experts Owen Rubel and Tarah Wheeler of New America Foundation testified before the Washington State Senate in support of that state’s Digital Right to Repair bill on January 21.

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Securing a Right to Repair: Looking Back at our First Year

Eight months after our official launch, SecuRepairs has notched impressive gains in our advocacy for a digital right to repair with more than 140 members, participation in an FTC Workshop, a panel at DEFCON and testimony before state legislators. A state-by-state battle to win a digital right to repair lies ahead of us in 2020.

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Right to Repair and Securepairs on the Agenda at DEF CON 27!

Securepairs will take part in this year’s DEF CON 27 as part of a panel discussion at DEF CON’s Ethics…

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Securepairs on Agenda at FTC’s Nixing the Fix Workshop

Securepairs will take part in next week’s Nixing the Fix Workshop, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C.…

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Microsoft tells FTC Repair poses a Cyber Risk. It doesn’t.

In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission, Microsoft Corp. is arguing that repairing its devices could jeopardize the cyber security of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip. Don’t believe them.

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Securepairs quoted in Fortune on Apple-BestBuy repair news

Securepairs.org is quoted in a Fortune article about Apple’s partnership with BestBuy to offer repair at BestBuy stores. Our take: while good news in terms of access, it doesn’t address Apple’s anti-repair, anti-competitive practices.

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Securepairs.org’s busy month: closing in on 100 supporters!

Close to 100 infosec and IT pros have joined securepairs.org in our first month – a great sign of support for the digital right to repair. Our numbers are still growing, too. So sign up now!

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