When repairing things you own may make you an outlaw

How do you balance the right to repair with the requirement to remain secure? Images of jackbooted, militarized cops descending into dimly-lit basements where appliance techs slap grimy, roughshod parts of doubtful lineage together come to mind in the still-simmering fight – yes, it’s a fight – to allow people to work on the tech … More When repairing things you own may make you an outlaw

NSA and Wall Street: online activity shrinks, changes post-Snowden

Our recent survey about consumer opinion in the wake of the Snowden revelations about mass NSA electronic surveillance suggests that the economic implications could be deeper than experts have yet acknowledged, including negative impact on corporate profits and GDP. At the same time, like every economic challenge, the NSA revelations present some interesting opportunities for … More NSA and Wall Street: online activity shrinks, changes post-Snowden