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Paul Roberts is the founder of SecuRepairs and publisher and editor in chief of the news Web site The Security Ledger. The Security Ledger is an independent security news site that explores the intersection of cybersecurity with the Internet of Things – the precise intersection where free software meets the right to repair physical items.
In his talk, Paul discusses how his group of over two hundred IT and information security professionals are battling against electronics industry claims that allowing the right to repair will undermine customer privacy and security. Apple, Samsung, LG, and General Electric have stomped out several attempts to win the right to repair by claiming that it will enable device hacking, cyber stalking, and identity theft. Paul and his colleagues are here to set the record straight.