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...

Trump’s FCC Picks Are Bad News for Net Neutrality

Trump’s presidential win may spell bad news for anyone who’s not white, not straight, not cisgender, not male, an immigrant, or not Christian, but now his presidency could prove to be bad for another group: internet based businesses and internet users. Basically, all of you. That’s because Trump has chosen two men to serve as...

Man Prevented from Marrying His MacBook

I love my MacBook Pro. It's been with me longer than any girlfriend, coming up on 6 years this Summer. I've maxed out its RAM (unfortunately only 8GB), and I've installed a solid state drive, making it far quicker than any 2010 MacBook Pro has any right to be. I still use it for work,...

The FBI Has Begun Hacking Other Phones

That didn't take them long. After claiming for weeks that they would only use a hacked version of iOS once to get into the San Bernardino shooter's phone, the FBI has already offered to help hack into another device. It turns out integrity isn't a quality that's respected in the FBI.   Oh, it's in...