Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy

by Larry Emmott on May 26, 2020

in e-Services,General,Hardware,Internet,Management

FromĀ 9to5Mac:

Smart home company Wink has been accused of extortion by customers furious at an announcement that they will be forced to pay a monthly subscription else their existing products will cease to function.

Source: Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy – 9to5Mac

This is another example if the hazy issue of ownership in the digital age. If a vendor can make a device you have paid for useless by disabling online functionality do you really own it?

A dental vendor could easily do something similar with any device that is linked to the Internet. For example a digital impression scanner. What happens if you do not pay your monthly subscription fee?

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