October 25th, 2020

A reason not to purchase smart appliances

While Cory Doctrow's Unauthorized Bread, is fiction it's not far off what companies want if we let them. John Deer already does this by bricking their tractors, and while Apple is doing a bit better with their repair programs lately...they still don't want anyone else touching their toys.

Add to this the almost weekly security issues with IoT devices and you really have to wonder if the price we're paying is worth the small amount of utility we get from these devices.

I know that when I'm shopping for appliances "smart" is not a selling feature, it's a reason to never purchase the gaping security hole that an IoT device is.