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Comment Re:Good - burn it down (Score 1) 71

The idea behind the IoT isn't bad. The execution is horrible.

The idea that you can use the internet as a medium to access parts of your home isn't that bad an idea. That the whole shit is done by corporations that only care about their bottom line and offer your gimmicky toys that are security nightmares is the horrible execution thereof.

Comment Re:Denial-of-Service? (Score 4, Insightful) 71

While I generally agree, I cannot second the idea that it should be legal to break into computers that are insufficiently secured. That would make the internet an even worse place than it already is.

What we need is something like the famous FCC part 15 sticker rules. You know the ones, you can find it on pretty much any electronic device:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

We need something like this for IoT devices.

Comment Re:An Insider's View (Score 1) 97

First of all, never call your product a "competitive product". You know what this means? Essentially what you're saying is "the others are just as shitty, so why try harder?" Another thing is that the message is not what you say but what your audience hears. It's nice that you feel like your customer has a seat at your table, but this does not arrive at your customers. They do not feel that way. And if you care about how your customers think about you, this is what matters.

One thing is certain: Goodwill goes a long way, and it takes a long, long time to rebuild from ruins. And let's be honest here, Comcast's goodwill is in the gutter. You have a long uphill battle in front of you if you really care.

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