The battle lines were drawn at a hearing in New Hampshire last week for a proposed right to repair law, with supporters calling for economic justice for consumers and opponents warning of crime and injury should the law pass.
A proposed right to repair law in New Hampshire won’t make the Internet of Things one iota less secure. It will benefit consumers and the planet by extending the useful life of a wide range of connected devices, while making it easier to keep them secure throughout their useful life.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:44 — 35.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast: For all the great new gadgets unveiled in Las Vegas, how many can be repaired? Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins us to report from the CES show. Also: more and more our physical surroundings are populated by small, wireless sensors. How secure are they from hacking and manipulation? Not very says our second guest, Roi Mit of the firm Regulus Cyber.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:34 — 49.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the Security Ledger podcast (#121): the Librarian of Congress gave a big boost to right to repair advocates in late October when she granted exemptions provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act covering repair of most electronic devices. We talk to US PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign coordinator Nathan Proctor about the ruling and what it means for efforts to pass state level right to repair laws. Also: President Trump signed a major overhaul of the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber security operation into law last week. Jamil Jaffer of the firm IronNet joins us to talk about what it will mean for U.S. cyber readiness and about the need for more international coordination on cyber threats.
After failing to move a bill to enshrine a right to repair consumer electronics to a vote, the state lawmakers in Massachusetts are pushing to study the economic impact of right to repair legislation.