(Season 4) Episode 1 – Executive Updates [Right to Repair, Privacy Arc]

Welcome to Season 4 of Tech Tho(ugh)ts! We’ve had a great (fake) break, and are excited to start you off with an update episode. Things have been happening in the right to repair world, and it’s actually for the better. (Also, some updates for your general privacy concerns!)


Sources:

Right to Repair Definition:

Recent US Government Action:

FTC Voting to Enforce Right to Repair:


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(Season 3) Episode 9 – A Series of Unfortunate Repair Prevention (Right to Repair/DRM Updates)

Alternatively, “Apple’s bad decisions are contagious”

EPISODE NOTES: This episode (9) is airing before Episode 8. Episode 8 will air next.


Welcome to yet another update episode, where we tell you how things have gone horribly wrong since the last time we’ve broached the topic(s) of the day. That topic? Right to Repair! It’s gotten worse.
(also DRM, DRM is worse)


Sources:

Hugh Jeffreys’ Videos:

Smartphone Patent Wars (Mention):

Apple refusing to repair/being difficult with iMac Pros (Mention):

Samsung copying Apple:

Synology NAS:


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(Season 3) Episode 1 – New Year, Same Old 5#!7 (Follow-Ups)

Welcome to 2021 folks! We’ve finally left the hell hole of 2020, none of the problems from there can possibly get to us. Instead, US Congress made illegal streaming a felony, while Facebook and Google are… well, it’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. (We suppose, then, that 2020 can still affect us)


EPISODE MISTAKES: We referred to the last 2020 stimulus bill as the CARES Act. This was, in fact, the original stimulus bill that passed (which provided $1200 per individual). The bill we are referring to is the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which included the felony streaming rider bill.


Sources:

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (includes “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act”):

Proposed DMCA Revisions & Notice-and-take down/stay down:

Section 230:

Facebook & Google Antitrust Allegations / “Jedi Blue”:


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