Greenpeace, iFixit study raises questions about device repairability
Here is a recap of the HOBI blog from the week of 3/27-3/31.
- Study finds 40 percent of used devices available for resale contain personally identifiable information
- Last week, the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) published results from a large-scale study analyzing personally identifiable information (PII) found in publicly resold electronics. The study found 40 percent of the tested devices contained PII.
- Congress votes to repeal FCC broadband privacy regulations
- Tuesday, Congress voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations. The FCC’s broadband regulations require Internet Service Providers (ISP) to ask users’ permission before collecting and selling personal information.
- How to protect your iCloud account in light of a hacking threat
- Last week, a group of hackers self-identified as the “Turkish Crime Family” came forward claiming they have accessed 250 million iCloud passwords. The group of hackers demanded ransom from Apple, with the threat of remotely wiping the iCloud accounts respective iPhones, iPads and MacBooks if Apple does not pay by April 8.
- Samsung revealing Galaxy S8 Wednesday
- Samsung plans to reveal the new Galaxy S8 device this Wednesday. With a delayed release date, and the high-profile failure of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has big shoes to fill in the upcoming device launch.