The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.

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the worst is that people just don't understand the implications.
our organization needed a large display, and bought a smart tv (no other choice at a reasonable cost).

People keep on insisting to connect it via Ethernet, and when I ask why it's "because it can".
then explain what it "can do" then, and they accept but still seem to be annoyed somehow.
Seems like I'm missing some use case..
And these are somewhat technical people

@norwin I'm excited to see the "TV Landing Page" wars, it's going to be beautifully dystopian. Where HDMI inputs are considered hostile by the TV manufactures because they bypass the manufacturer's spyware.

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the people I talked about mostly don't use HDMI already, but Chromecast or some similar solution.
but DRM is built into both, so whatever :D:

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