Speak up About Net Neutrality Now

If Ajit Pai and Donald Trump have their way, the FCC will dismantle the internet as we know it in December. They will dismantle net neutrality. Here’s what that means: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to throttle your internet traffic. This means a company like Comcast could make Verizon’s sites slow to a...

Texas Gunman’s Locked Phone Reignites Encryption Debate

Another locked smartphone, another garbage reason for demanding access, and another FBI screwup that made this all possible. Either the FBI is woefully incompetent, incapable of getting into a phone (let alone protecting this country from domestic threats), or they’re intentionally screwing up in order to create demand for a precedence that would let them...

Why You Should and Shouldn’t Have the Right to Repair

Yesterday, I wrote an article about Apple’s fight against ‘Right to Repair’ laws, which state that original equipment manufacturers have to make their repair techniques available and sell replacement parts and tools for repairing devices. Apple has an obvious goal here. Right now, they have a monopoly on the repair of nearly any device they...

Apple is Fighting ‘Right to Repair’ Laws

When Donald Trump tried to ban Muslim immigrants from 7 countries from entering the United States, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, was quick to speak out against it. Apple was also there at Pride last year and the year before, holding their rainbow Apple banner high. Cook has stated that Apple will never become a...

How Russia Hacked the Election for Trump

By now, you’ve likely heard that Russia influenced the U.S. election through hacking. It’s been reported that Russians tried to hack the vote counts themselves and learn about our election process, but we currently have no evidence that they were successful in any of those attempts. That’s not what we’re talking about when we say...