Eero Sum Game

“Eero makes simply designed white Wi-Fi router pucks that people can plug in around their homes. An Eero Wi-Fi system is meant to provide more reliable Wi-Fi in every nook and cranny of a home, providing better coverage than a single Wi-Fi router.” And Amazon just bought the company. So now Amazon can run your router, your home security camera (Blink), your doorbell (Ring), your TV (Fire), and listen to your every word via Alexa as you enjoy a nice dinner from Whole Foods. We recently learned that Jeff Bezos is good at protecting his own private parts. Who’s going to protect ours from him?

+ It’s all part of the race by the big five tech companies to dominate every aspect of our lives. What would life be like without them? Gizmodo’s Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Her takeaway: It Was Hell.

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