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The Devil Is In The Detail

Each thermostat comes with a privacy policy,” a terms-of-service agreement,” and an end-user licensing agreement.”

And that’s just the start … (My bold)

A detailed analysis of Nest’s policies by two University of London scholars concluded that were one to enter into the Nest ecosystem of connected devices and apps, each with their own equally burdensome and audacious terms, the purchase of a single home thermostat would entail the need to review nearly a thousand so-called contracts.

 

Excerpt From: Zuboff, Shoshana. “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism."

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