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According to a report by New York's Joint Commission on Public Ethics, the companies that lobbied against the state's bill include: Apple, Verizon, Toyota, Lexmark, Caterpillar, Asurion, and Medtronic, as well as the Consumer Technology Association (which represents electronics manufacturers). But Apple has been active in Nebraska, too. State senator Lydia Brasch, who introduced her Adopt The Fair Repair Act, told Buzzfeed News that she'd had a meeting with a representative from the tech giant who warned her that passing the legislation turn Nebraska into a "Mecca for bad actors" and flood it with hackers. It's not just Apple keeping you from getting the parts to fix your iPhone, though B... Full story

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