Lightbulb DRM: Philips Locks Purchasers Out Of Third-Party Bulbs With Firmware Update | Techdirt

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The world of connected devices is upon us and things have never been better. Criminals can access your email account by breaking into your fridge. Your child’s toys and your television record your conversations and send them to manufacturers’ servers, where criminals are (again) able to access them. Your home thermostat goes HAL 9000 and attempts to set your house on fire. And, now, your lightbulbs won’t do the one thing you expect them to do: produce light.

Source: Lightbulb DRM: Philips Locks Purchasers Out Of Third-Party Bulbs With Firmware Update | Techdirt