The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair

Reading Time: 6 minutes During an open commission meeting Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair, thereby ensuring that US consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices. The FTC’s endorsement of the rules is not a surprise outcome; the issue of Right to Repair has been … Read more

FTC puts hardware makers on warning for potential ‘unlawful repair restrictions’ – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes As phones and other consumer devices have gained feature after feature, they have also declined in how easily they can be repaired, with Apple at the head of this ignoble pack. The FTC has taken note, admitting that the agency has been lax on this front but that going forward it will prioritize what could … Read more

Facebook is shook, asks for removal of FTC Chair Khan from antitrust cases against it – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Facebook has joined Amazon in a show of alarm at the sudden rise of antitrust hawk Lina Khan to the position of FTC Chair by asking that she be recused from all decisions relating to the company. The argument, more or less identical to Amazon’s, is that before her appointment, Khan was too outspoken about … Read more

Amazon betrays its fear with petition to sideline FTC Chair and antitrust hawk Lina Khan – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Amazon has petitioned that the newly minted Chair of the FTC and implacable critic of the company, Lina Khan, be recused from decisions relating to the company. The company argues that she has been too outspoken about the failure to regulate Amazon to handle matters impartially. It will be for the FTC to decide, and … Read more