I'd say that making storage, transmission and general data manipulation security mandatory, disclosure of what data could be collected for the device to do its basic task (ie: toasters making toasts should collect no data while self-driving vehicles need all sorts of environment data to self-drive) and make further data collection than that basic strictly opt-in could be nice obligations that wouldn't cause any harm to innovation. The way the bill has been crafted is completely flawed but I'd argue we need strong laws to protect everybody from the INEPT.
Maybe we should remove the definition of murder from the dictionary and prevent people from using the word murder. It'll surely prevent all murder-y activity once it's done, right, right? Or even better, the Govt can use their own magic dictionary of secret interpretations and simply create another official meaning. I suggest using the same meaning as love for added effectivity.
"I murder you honey!" "Aw, how sweet!" And everybody lived happily ever after in a positively word-that-shall-not-be-mentioned world!
The thing is, these 'paid regulations' will still be valid after this document exposed they are the polar opposite of something that represents the people and seeks balance and general welfare. Much like the telco sector. When it's revealed that private companies or groups are working in some promiscuous partnership with the government to screw others from doing their magic via laws and regulation then said laws and regulation should be rendered invalid until there's a public discussion over them.
The strategy is so effective that the losers are the ones that try to compete in the market instead of hiring lobbyists and most companies start going the political entrepreneurship once they get more mature. This can only be bad in the long term.
That's why they have to fight tooth and nail against laws, regulations or the repeal of both that would enable more competition. If the market becomes truly competitive Crapcast and friends would quickly go bankrupt.
I do agree with you but if it was built with such feature (and anything that has an auto-update option can be 'bricked remotely') then just bring it down. If not, make a recall and get fined for every single item that's not returned.
"To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for."
I don't think you understand what the Constitution stands for, totalitarian sir. Giving people to express their opinions and to shine light over shady government practices while being protected for doing so is what the Constitution stands for. And believe me, I think you are part of a hostile intelligence service and that you are spewing utter bullshit but contrary to you I don't think you should be silenced. Actually, I'm exercising my free speech rights to call you on your bullshit.
I don't really think 'bricking' the toy is a problem at all. What I do think is that the parents are the ones entrusted with the task 'or else'. They should be after the toy maker forcing it to remotely brick the toy and refund every single sale. IoT and other Internet connected devices that fail at basic security should get the same treatment. Unless lousy security starts costing real money to the companies involved this will not stop. Sure we have to clearly define the security needed there (ie: device storage encryption and data transport encryption, data collection must be opt-in etc) but the ones responsible for the screw ups must be punished.
So the only issue here is the Govt should be hitting the makers, not the parents.
Obviously there's no need to keep those efforts up. The statistics make it clear that white, Christian, rich good men aren't being targeted. Only filthy black, rape-y Hispanic and generally obnoxious non Pure Americans (TM) are suffering. So all is functioning well. HAIL DRUMPF!
It is simply awesome to watch a game being played with expertise, whatever the game is even if it's not multiplayer. It's pleasing to see games finally getting rid of the prejudice that stuck to them for almost all their history.