The Fight to Repair

How do we keep the Internet of Things from maturing into the Internet of Broken, Vulnerable and Unsupported Things? A right to repair is key. In this series of interviews we explore the issues complicating repair on connected devices and how an important consumer and property right is threatened by the headlong growth of the IOT.

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Episode 184: Project BioMed – The Fight to Repair Medical Devices

In this episode of the podcast (#184) Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins us to talk about Project BioMed: an international, crowd-sourced effort to expedite repair of medical devices by making service and repair manuals available online. In our second segment, we speak with Jonathan Krones, one of an army of volunteer engineers, archivists and librarians who took on the task of cataloguing medical device repair information.

Episode 160 Right to Repair’s Summer of Love – Sort of.

call it Right to Repair’s “Summer of Love.” Summer 2019 saw developments on a number of fronts in the nation-wide battle to win a digital right to repair. In this podcast, we talk with Nathan Proctor of US PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign and Kyle Wiens of iFixit about the developments.

Digital Right to Repair Movement seeks Allies at DEF CON

A grass roots movement to win a legal right to repair digital devices arrived at DEF CON in Las Vegas on Saturday with a message for an estimated 30,000 attendees: ‘fight for repair.’

Episode 144: Infosec Supporting Right to Repair with Joe Grand and Kyle Wiens

In this week’s podcast, Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio and Kyle Wiens of iFixit join me to talk about the launch of securepairs.org and fighting cybersecurity FUD in the right to repair.

Podcast Episode 139: the State(s) of Right to Repair and API Insecurity on GitHub

In our latest podcast episode we’re joined by Kyle Wiens of iFixit to talk about right to repair legislation pending in 20 states. Also: Dmitry Sotnikov of 42Crunch joins us to talk about API insecurity on GitHub.