Tuesday’s top tech news: Apple’s DIY repair service is coming to Europe

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Europeans, this could soon be you. | Image: Apple

And Meta is confronting regulators about news… again.

It’s always nice to start the day with a bit of unequivocally good news, so I’m thrilled to report that Apple’s DIY repair service for iPhones and Macs has launched in select (read: eight) European countries. The service still isn’t perfect (Apple’s devices should be easier to repair in the first place), but it’s a big step in the right direction.

Elsewhere, Meta is preparing to challenge a new law in the US that would force it to negotiate and pay publishers whose content is posted to Facebook. “If Congress passes an ill-considered journalism bill as part of national security legislation, we will have to consider removing news from our platform altogether.” writes Meta’s policy communications director Andy Stone. And in case you think the company is bluffing, it did exactly that in Australia.

And now, here’s a stupid tweet:

Stay tuned as we continue to update this list with today’s most important news: Friday, December 6, 2022.

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