'They could just remove the batteries.'
* One day the neighbours kid comes over and puts the batteries back in. They even connect your Smart TV to the internet. Six months later you notice but by then its too late! Overall, your thinking is delusional... Its a fake sense of control that's all.
Is globalisation to blame for shipping IoT products devoid of consumer input...? Maybe, but the more pressing question is, will there eventually be a populist backlash to IoT products including Win-10 slurping + Android Smartphone spying???