(S04-S05 Interlude) Special 01: The Right to Repair… Absolutely Nothing.

We were on the Verge of Greatness… we were this close.

That Space Nazi from Rogue One

Right to Repair has become a mainstream movement. Bills have been drafted all around the United States with a common goal: being able to fix your things.

It’s just a shame it all had to go down like this.


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(Season 4) Minisode 6 – Samsung’s Best Run at Planned Obsolescence

Getting right into it, it’s been a while since we’ve ragged on a company for making something explicitly.. well, planned-to-be-obsolete. So we’re gonna talk… Samsung.



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(Season 4) Episode 6 – Breaking Your Promises, Apple Style

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled gaming-arc to bring you BREAKING NEWS: Apple– no wait hold on- we complain about Apple a lot, but (this time especially) we have a point. Apple’s been touting itself as the best choice for privacy for.. quite a while. They’ve even been vocal about rejecting a government backdoor! …So are they really buckling?


Apple’s Privacy Friendly Past:

Reuters, 21 January 2020, “Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources

Apple On-Device Scanning (NeuralHash):

Hash Collision:

Opinions:

Electronic Frontier Foundation, 7 January 2015, “Sorry iPhone Users: Apple’s Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App for iOS

EFF Petition, “Tell Apple: Don’t Scan Our Phones”


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