Cisco backs down on cloud control of routers
At the start of this week, Cisco updated the firmware of the Linksys EA4500, EA3500, and EA2700 routers so that they could be fully configured using only its Connect Cloud service rather than via local management software, excluding functions such as parental controls and USB storage.
This understandably had a number of users rather peeved, with some raising security concerns about the cloud service and others pointing out that the terms and conditions of the Connect Cloud service seemed rather broad, granting Cisco the right to monitor traffic and internet usage and share it with third-parties as it liked, as well as the right to disconnect service.
In a blog post, GM of Cisco Home Networking Brett Wingo said that the company had taken heed and was clarifying the issue once and for all. The router firmware default will be changed to back to traditional local set-up and management (with a Connect Cloud option), and Cisco wouldn’t automatically push firmware upgrades unless the user selected that option.
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Skora buducnost... Kupite ruter, dodjete kuci... i ukapirate da za pristup ruteru morate da koristite OEM-ov "cloud servis", koji ima prijateljski "biznis ali fer" T&C koji OEM-u omogucavaju i da analizira vas saobracaj i prodaje to trecim licima :-))))
Koliko lajnova belog moras da posmrces da kao neki EVP of Product Marketing i sl... pomislis da mozes ovako nesto da proguras.
A bilo bi bas super, zar ne :)