I’ve been in IT for decades, worked as an industrial engineer, programmer, sysadmin, network engineer, and now in #infosec. Being selective makes sense, but I like my electronic locks, Nest thermostats and doorbells, i can turn my air compressor on with my phone, and find OpenWRT to be more trouble than its worth (ubiquiti unifi all the way).
Smart speakers seem a bit much, though.
@jerry I have a bunch of fun IOT garbage *and* I filter/block the hell out of it so it ostensibly only communicates to minimal functionality, if I let it talk to the Internet or anything else at all.
My LG TV doesn't need to talk to the Internet unless I want a firmware update, and I only want that if I'm having picture issues or if they decide to add eARC. So it doesn't need to go outside, even though it *really* wants to.
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