Samsung remotely disables SmartTVs

Samsung announced a function for their SmartTVs product series which allows the company to remotely disable the devices functionality. The company defends the implementation with the goal to fight off looters but it shows how even when you buy a product it does not fully belong to you as the vendor keeps full control over it.

source: https://news.samsung.com/za/samsung-supports-retailers-affected-by-looting-with-innovative-television-block-function

archived source: https://wellthissucks.xyz/2021/08/06/samsung-remotely-disables-smarttvs-archived-source/

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