Cisco locks customers out of their own routers, only lets them back in if they agree to being spied upon and monetized / Boing Boing

Cisco locks customers out of their own routers, only lets them back in if they agree to being spied upon and monetized

Source: Cisco locks customers out of their own routers, only lets them back in if they agree to being spied upon and monetized / Boing Boing

 

Is it good for society (i.e. all consumers) to have individuals (corporate or otherwise) who repackage goods (things you can own) into services (ethereal and ephemeral) in order to acquire power through control of said services?