Re: I bought my Nest thermostat before Google bought them
Yep, you can thank the idiot press for that. They bullied Nest into this, by spewing clickbait scare stories about nest security and cameras being hacked. The reality was nothing more than idiot users with already compromised passwords from other internet sites that couldn't be bothered to turn on 2FA.
If you want to blame anyone, blame sites that ran that story. They are ultimately responsible for Nests actions.
Personally, I welcome it. Google have a spotless track record when it comes to security, so it makes sense for nest to leverage that