Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HorizonLifeTime.comHorizonLifeTime.com

Tech News

The Samsung right-to-repair story just got worse

The insides of two smart phones on a green mat.
Image: Samsung

iFixit just broke up with Samsung over its shaky commitment to right to repair, but things may be worse than we thought. Samsung is apparently forcing independent repair shops to give up your personally identifying information — and report you for using aftermarket parts.

404 Media has now obtained a leaked copy of a contract between Samsung and an independent service provider, which states that for every repair, an independent repair shop must send Samsung your name, address, telephone number, your phone’s unique serial number and IMEI, your “customer complaint,” and all the details of your repair.

What’s more, it tells repair shops they must strip any aftermarket parts out of your phone — even though it’s likely perfectly legal for…

Continue reading…







    Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.




    Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

    You May Also Like

    Investing

    Collaboratively administrate turnkey channels whereas virtual e-tailers. Objectively seize scalable metrics whereas proactive e-services.

    Investing

    Quickly coordinate e-business applications through revolutionary catalysts for change. Seamlessly underwhelm optimal testing procedures processes.

    Tech News

    Photo: Getty Images Gannett, the media company that owns hundreds of newspapers in the US, is launching a new program that adds AI-generated bullet...

    Tech News

    Rufino Choque, from the Urus Indigenous community, stands over a boat in the middle of the extinct Poopó Lake, which disappeared in 2015. |...