Anything you didn't ask for is unsolicited by definition.
This is literally why I come to Slashdot. Nothing warms my heart like an unsolicited insult. I'm all smiling inside.
Also I realized apparently I don't know what a holograph is.
Assuming its illegal. There is a big difference between what they did and what he did. What they did is, generally, a huge breech of trust but.... that doesn't mean it is or even should be illegal. When it comes to personal relationships, sometimes the state really should say "My name is paul, this shit is between you all".
It's illegal. The summary even suggests which law was recently signed by the governor to make it illegal.
The key is to make sure that each release is an improvement over the previous release. If you do that, your customers will be happy, and won't worry much, as you build trust and confidence over time. In your situation, if a particular customer requests the change logs, I would give them, but a general release is not important.
The real problems come when your releases break things. After an especially bad release, your customers might not be willing to upgrade for two or three years (see: Windows Vista). Make sure each release is better than the previous. That is crucial.
This experiment has been done before, in the 1930s. Sure, the economy recovered eventually, but the cost was catastrophic - not "just" the human cost, but the entirely avoidable decade-long reduction in GDP.
The depression was a result of a lot of bad decisions, you can't blame it all on one bailout/lackOfBailout/ or any one decision. It was a tightening of the money supply coupled with bad loans along with bad decisions on trade, etc.
Anyone who tells you there was ONE reason for the depression is spreading propaganda. It was a whole compound issue with many facets.
This internet of things is a bloody stupid idea to me, and I see precisely zero benefit in having it.
Oh please, think of all the free targeted advertising you could get, and once you consider the benefit of the NSA knowing exactly how much laundry detergent you use it's just unbelievably good.
Theoretically the bailouts were necessary, but the survival of those banks was not.