Dell’s New Retro Laptop Concept is Repairable

I keep admiring the car companies pushing “retro” versions of their vehicles, although they all seem far less friendly to the right-to-repair movement than the original versions. Does the latest “Fix Or Repair Daily” (FORD) user interface look like it is “mod” friendly to you? Who is going to wrench apart all those sealed plastic … Continue reading Dell’s New Retro Laptop Concept is Repairable

Letter: Scare tactics have nothing to do with car repair

Originally posted September 25th in the Boston Herald. This is a letter about right to repair sent to the editor by Paul Roberts, founder, SecuRepairs.org and signed by myself among many others. To the editor: Halloween came early to the Bay State this year. For the past two months, the airwaves have been filled with … Continue reading Letter: Scare tactics have nothing to do with car repair

New Massachusetts Law Requires Vehicle Data Be Made Accessible

Massachusetts has just voted by wide margin to extend their 2013 right to repair law to cover connected-car platforms and telematics (tracking and analysis) services after 2022. The aim was to fight the growing problem of automakers restricting their proprietary diagnostics tools to anyone other than official franchised dealer networks. When the law came into … Continue reading New Massachusetts Law Requires Vehicle Data Be Made Accessible

Car Runs on Your Data? Hot Rod it With Some Decentralization

A month ago I was on a call with some top security experts in the industry. We were discussing my upcoming presentation about exciting control options and data privacy from applying decentralization standards to the automotive industry. To put it briefly I was explaining how web decentralization standards can fix growing issues of data ownership … Continue reading Car Runs on Your Data? Hot Rod it With Some Decentralization