JP Vossen on 28 Jul 2015 21:17:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Internet Lights and X10 Replacements

Very topical:

On 07/28/2015 10:00 PM, Rich Mingin (PLUG) wrote:
> While I'm deeply concerned with internet-connected things that control
> my ability to keep breathing (like my car), I'm much less concerned
> about things that may blink without my say-so. Generally if my light
> bulbs were to turn themselves on and off without my permission, I'd
> probably just unscrew them....
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:52 PM, jeff <
> <>> wrote:
>     On 07/26/2015 02:40 PM, Casey Bralla wrote:
>         Some of the new "internet light bulbs" look pretty cool, and are
>         starting to
>         come down to reasonable prices.   However, most seem like they
>         are strictly
>         proprietary control protocols, and require cloud-enabled apps to
>         use them, so
>         I'm reluctant to buy one.
>     Yeah, don't.  Just don't.
>     The car that just got hijacked remotely is just the beginning, imo.
>     Good luck.

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