Remember "Security by obscurity"?
We are only now beginning to see the cracks in these new systems. We hope there is a way to turn off the smart parts and get a nice display.
The maker that is getting the heat also has some other issues that I'd like to discuss some day. The fact their servers must stay up for the smart part to work is disturbing. Can you imagine if your PC stopped booting because Microsoft decided to shut down their web site?