The U.S. Library of Congress has granted Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions for jailbreaking tablets, smart TVs, and other all-purpose computing devices. This gives users who like to tinker the ability to modify their software without breaching copyright law.
Later this month, the Copyright Office will hold its triennial 1201 rulemaking hearings, and one of the topics on the agenda is jailbreaking smartphones and other gadgets. Cydia creator Jay Freeman will be there to fight for our right to jailbreak, but you can pledge your support by signing the petition put together by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Famed iOS hackers Comex, Chronic, P0sixninja, and Pimskeks are to appear at the Mobile Security Summit in Beijing later this month, it has been confirmed. All four will host keynotes during the one-day event, which is being organized by TaiG, the team responsible for jailbreaking iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1.2.