Amazon buys Roomba
Roomba maps your home and shares it with pentagon
Ring shares video with cops
Alexa listens to you and...
@sullybiker @nonlinear They won't with ours: we have no robot vacuum, no smart doorbell, no smart speaker, no smart thermostat or lightbulbs, no smart kitchen or laundry appliances, and no plans to get any of them. That means no one can remotely turn anything off as a way of forcing an upgrade, and we're not left with expensive gadgets connected to the Internet without security updates.
No, my point is simply that most people don't need these smart gadgets and can live perfectly well without them. Refusing to buy exploitative products is better than buying them and wishing they were more benign.
Some people, such as the disabled and infirm, do need products like these. To them, we owe so much better.
@nonlinear This is why I stuck with the 500 series
Well that and there's loads of parts for them cheap
And they're like $30 on craigslist
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