Re: Internet of Shit
Methinks you do protest too much.
People have differing views on trading their personal data for convenience.
That's up to them but a lot of shall we call them "IT savvy folk"? are worried about such things. After all if there's a way to make money out of abusing such systems you can bet your life that someone will abuse them. Calling them names does not make the problems they perceive go away but just antagonises them.
Don't confuse popular with good. Just because Chrome offers such a facility does not make it safe or secure. Lots of people lack the knowledge to know when they are being exposed to risks in this way and accept the feature without thinking about the possible side effects. That's not to condemn them they just don't know of the risks.
Finally the manufacturers are adding to the bad name the IoT is getting. By throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks does raise questions as to what they were smoking. Internet connected kettles, light bulbs and so on do raise more than a few eyebrows and given the threat from IoT sourced DDoS botnets the reputation of the IoT will only get worse.