Free Software Foundation stresses necessity of full user control over Internet-connected devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the integration of Internet
technology into a wider range of home devices than previously envisaged
by most users. Early adopters of IoT may now have homes with
Internet-connected lightbulbs, alarm systems, baby monitors and even
coffee machines. Internet integration allows owners to have greater
flexibility over their devices, making it possible to turn on their air
conditioning as they leave work to cool the house before they return, to
have curtains that automatically close based on sunset time, or lights
that automatically turn off after the owner has left the house. Each
individual benefit may seem marginal, but overall they add significant
benefit to the owners.