The people making a stir about these things are the ones that stand to gain employment from scaring the general public
So, news writers and editors then.
Nukes are a "doomsday weapon". You don't win a war with them, unless you want to rule an irradiated wasteland.
I can think of two conspicuous examples that totally disprove this statement.
Can't you simply refuse to configure the WiFi? it should remain as a dumb appliance if you don't configure the WiFi.
Or it finds a nice unsecured network to connect to all by itself. Doesn't COMCAST have the ability to turn everyone's home router into public router?
They aren't shutting down Hangouts. They're shutting down the API for 3rd parties that leverage it. If you use the Hangouts app on your phone you're fine.
Isn't that better? Excluding one word in your reply could have made you 100% less of a dick.
Never let someone who says it cannot be done interrupt the person who is doing it.