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Broken phones and tech at the center of Biden’s right to repair debate

CNET: “The next time your dishwasher breaks or you crack the screen on your phone, you just might be the one fixing it instead of spending a fortune on an authorized repair. It’s happened to all of us at some point: That moment where you drop your smartphone, and your stomach turns as you watch it tumble to the floor. Then there’s the split-second moment of suspense as you pick it up, praying it’s still all in one piece. And if you see a crack, your next thought is usually, “how much is this going to cost me?”  While the government can’t help it if you’re a klutz, a new executive order from President Joe Biden might at least save you some money when you are. The new order, announced in early July, encourages the Federal Trade Commission to create new rules that prevent companies from limiting customers from fixing their products…”

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