Ridiculous – #AAPL, #VZ Fight Against New York’s ‘Right To Repair’ Law | Techdirt

Update 6/1/17: Well score one for the little guy! Supreme Court rules in favor of Impression Products who sold refurbished Lexmark Ink.

This is ridiculous. Again, mega companies trying to push out the small mom and pop fixit shops. I should be able to buy parts and fix my iPad or iPhone or my Android phone just like I open up my computer to swap out a power supply, memory, or hard drive when they fail. I bought a repair kit to fix my wife’s cracked iPhone 5s. Phone was already paid for completely and well past the warranty date. Apple saying I wasn’t allowed to fix it myself for $35? Granted, if the thing is under warranty and I open it up it should void the warranty. But I should be able to get it fixed without having to shell out $100. Plus if I’m technically inclined, which I sometimes am, I should be allowed to do it myself.

Source: Apple, Verizon Join Forces To Lobby Against New York’s ‘Right To Repair’ Law | Techdirt

ID Theft – And So It Begins…

I’ve written about ID theft before. Never thought I’d experience it, first hand. But I guess it’s bound to happen to everyone, the way they’re hacking nowadays. Found out yesterday, some wonderful slime ball walked into an Apple Store last week, used my SS# and driver’s license# to open a couple of AT&T Mobile Wireless lines, in my name. He also bought a couple of iPhones but paid in cash. I found out because I received a bill from AT&T for the two lines, along with two Welcome packets, thanking me for choosing AT&T.

I’ve never been an AT&T Wireless customer, nor have I ever been in an Apple Store [until today].

Based on the info that was used, I kinda got the feeling some financial institution I deal with had their servers hacked, and info stolen.

Gizmodo: Undercover Report From Foxconn’s Hell Factory

Too bad we can’t get his kind of info on ALL the products we buy:

Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly sent 20-year-old reporter Liu Zhi Yi undercover in Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen, China. For 28 days, he experienced dreadful conditions that the factory’s 400,000 employees endure, churning out iPods, iPads, and iPhones for Apple nonstop.

Read more – Undercover Report From Foxconn’s Hell Factory.

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