I'm scared of Smart Devices

Do not buy any "Internet of Things / Cloud / Smart" device that relies on an outside server. It is okay to have things networked at home, but not okay to have them completely reliant on phoning-home to some corporation.

When you buy a product, it should be something you control in every sense of the word and not something that controls you or fights with you because the corporation that made it has a very different idea as to how it should be used. 

People should stop allowing their less informed relatives purchase "Smart devices" with completely restrictive terms and a reliance on phoning-home-to-the-corporation. There are plenty of alternative options that do not have these same "phone home corporation" drawbacks, but they have a lesser marketing budget because they don't make money hand over fist by selling your data in secret.
I'm scared of Smart Devices I'm scared of Smart Devices Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on May 23, 2016 Rating: 5

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