This is why I don't buy more ebook recommendations. The cost to transfer the bits of an ebook is negligible compared to creating paper and ink, printing, shipping, storing and shipping a physical copy (which doesn't even touch upon the environmental impact of all these books). I'd pay ...less than $3US for this book in electronic form.
Again, don't these people in charge of the ME's office take an oath to uphold the law? Their actions seem to be support apparent goals of increasing successful prosecution percentages, but that is in contrast to upholding the law.
I often want to mention this idea but it seems particularly germane here. One presumes the city workers involved in the traffic cam process (from those approving the plan all the way to those charged with sending the letters) all took an oath of office or signed some sort of employment agreement. Those oaths and contracts usually contain some sort of language stating that that person will obey all city ordinances. Sooo.... let's look at jail time, fines and termination (for cause!) for all of these fine, upstanding city workers. That'll shake some tailfeathers around the country, I bet.
There is a difference between 'a fix was issued' and 'a fix was applied by every home owner' pal, not to mention the gap between 'a fix was issued' and 'a fix works properly, isn't buggy, doesn't break some other core security component, and there aren't any other massive security flaws in this no-privacy-by-design product.'
So no, not fear mongering, but instead educational content warning people of the actual/real/physical dangers these devices pose for the people that are on the inside of a house that is 'protected' by this device.
That doesn't have this level of institutionalized stupidity and I'll move there. The last 'FBI Win' a week ago was a dude that needed a ride to Walmart AND a loan of $40 from the CI to purchase the 'terror' supplies.
And yet, the Feds didn't know about Tim McVey, the first Twin Towers attack, the USS Cole in 2000, the 9/11 bombers, the London subway people, Charlie Hebdo (on this anniversary day), the Paris Opera, or California last month.
While I get that they need to maintain OpSec and CIs and methods how about freaking just stopping something for once? Or at least proving to us that you stopped people who were CAPABLE of something, unlike this poor soul who needs help just to function.