99,9% of it being innocuous communication and teens sexting.
Which would be less of an issue (from intel point of view) if they could precisely pinpoint whatever they wanted (they can't). But that's not the idea. When everybody is seen as a potential enemy (terrorist, activist, you name it) then it makes total sense.
The question is how effective will be this recall. Most people who buy Chinese stuff of less known brands are also the type that would either never know about the recall or just don't care/understand if they did.
Of course we have a huge problem in our hands but we should be really focused on stopping new attack vectors from entering the market. At the very least everybody seems to have started giving a damn. Better late than never eh?
I'm baffled. I agreed with something that came from Trump or his campaign staff.
"This oligopolistic realignment of the American media along ideological and corporate lines is destroying an American democracy that depends on a free flow of information and freedom of thought,” Peter Navarro, a senior economic adviser to Mr. Trump, said in a statement on Sunday.
Of course this is also a prime example of cognitive dissonance.
O wow. I'm having a hard time to decide here. I'm inclined to go for the IANA guy. Blackburn is dumb and all but at least she was talking about vulnerabilities and hard coded passwords are some type of vulnerability (I'm stretching) but Cruz managed to compare apples to platypuses.
The only way they can avoid losing without effectively winning is applying the 1st Amendment to themselves and only deleting speech calling for crimes directly (ie: somebody telling people to kill [insert whoever here]). People can complain all they want about arbitrary decisions but not if they ere based on the most important rights in the country.
Telling the infra-structure players alone must 'do something' is naive at best. The real culprits here are a mix of IoT and other hardware manufacturers that couldn't care less about security. They need to be hurt for their lack of care where it hurts the most: their pockets.
So yes, the infra-structure portion can help mitigate the problem but unless we start taking security very seriously it won't matter.
Of course, one must not forget the perpetrators should also be severely punished and if it's a state actor maybe even cut it entirely from the network to preserve its health.