The 404 Media Podcast

Google Finally Endorses Right to Repair

Jan. 17, 2024

Well, that was a pleasant surprise: Google has formally endorsed right to repair! Jason not only broke this news but then had a long conversation with Google about why it made the change (spoiler: it was the concerted effort of consumers, activists, and journalists). Jason explains why this change matters in the first part of the show. After the break, Sam takes us through a pretty unusual court case and what it means for online dating. Then in the subscribers-only section, Joseph talks about a new map we just published showing which local police departments and public agencies have invested in the AI surveillance platform Fusus. Is your police department one of them? Take a look. Google Formally Endorses Right to Repair, Will Lobby to Pass Repair Laws YouTube Commenters and the Grassroots Movement Pushed Google to Support Right to Repair Man Sues 27 Women After Facebook Users Call Him ‘Clingy’ and ‘Psycho’ Is Your Local Police Department Using Fusus AI-Enabled Cameras? Find Out Here Subscribe at for access to the bonus content. Hosted on Acast. See for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.