Look on a map how big 15 miles around the White House is. About 1 million (with an M) live in that area. I don't give a shit about the EFF. If you bought one of these in that area and want the latest firmware, you're fucked.
Unaware newbies buying one of those in that area will have no idea why their $1200 toy is now a paperweight.
Now just wait for the lawyers to come in and try to claim the first class action. Should be fun.