Jason Perlow: Jailbreaking your connected coffee machine: The idiocy of things

How many more of these IoT devices that use DRM technology to validate the use of proprietary refills do we have to endure?

The tech revolution is spreading to every corner of the earth with the Internet of Things, and it's enabling data analytics and automation in ways never before imagined in business.

That's supposed to be the point of connected devices, which is to add sensor capability, remote operation, and data gathering that benefits the end-user.

Yes, that data is valuable to the device manufacturer, too, which runs cloud services in order to make that product work. And it's a huge liability should that data make it out into the wild. But that's the cost of IoT.

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