Droit à la réparation | Daughter breaks Samsung phone, Politician proposes Right to Repair bill

If you were made Director of Right to Repair at Samsung or Apple or any major consumer electronics company, how would it all work? Right to repair keeps popping up on Reddit and every time it does, I hear about it. This time, though, the news isn’t coming from U.S. It’s coming from right here, […]

Droit à la réparation | Allstate is now the ‘right to repair’ movement’s big weapon | Apple

Insurance giant Allstate has purchased third-party smartphone repair company iCracked, giving the Right to Repair movement much-needed lobbying muscle. Already, the insurance company has assigned a lobbyist to proposed legislation underway in New Hampshire, one of 15 states considering Right to Repair bills opposed by tech companies, including Apple. News of the acquisition was reported […]

Droit à la réparation | Insurance Giant Allstate Buys Independent Phone Repair Company, Joins Right to Repair Movement

Allstate, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States, just made a curious purchase. Through its subsidiary SquareTrade, the insurance giant bought iCracked, one of the largest independent smartphone repair companies in the country. The acquisition means that Allstate has become one of the most powerful proponents of right to repair legislation in […]

Droit à la réparation | Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition Re-Forms to Close Loophole: Associations Now

What’s This? Associations Now Brand Connection provides opportunities for advertisers to connect with the Associations Now audience. All content is paid for by the advertiser. The Associations Now editorial staff is not involved in creating this content. By Ernie Smith / Feb 6, 2019 (FotoDuets/iStock/Getty Images Plus) The […]

Droit à la réparation | How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In spring, 2017, a teenager walked up behind a woman leaving the Metro in Northeast Washington DC and put her in a chokehold: « Be quiet, » he said. And « delete your iCloud. » He grabbed her iPhone 6S and ran away. Last month, there were a string of similar muggings in Philadelphia. In each of these muggings, […]

Droit à la réparation | Right to Repair Advocates Are Hosting Youtube Town Halls to Show You How to Get Involved in the Movement

Device manufacturers make it hard, and sometimes illegal, to fix your own stuff. When your phone or smart TV breaks down, manufacturers would prefer that you take it to a company-approved repair shop, or buy a new one. Electronics companies use proprietary parts—as in the case of of Apple’s iPhone X—licensing agreements, and software protections […]