It stands. The Verge article, in its many permutations, stands. Bitdefender’s white paper stands. Every commenter’s statement on YouTube stands.
As to what we take from them is up to each of us. If you read what everyone has already said about it in that thread and elsewhere on this forum, you can make your own decisions based on your own values and needs.
This whole forum is searchable by keyword. So if someone wants to engage on the subject you needn’t worry that it will be buried in the avalanche of a long thread. Anyone can search for TWiT or Leo Laporte and zero in on your comments and you on theirs no matter what the thread is titled.
TO YOUR POINT: Personally I have put my plans to purchase more smart home products from Wyze on hold and, if I continue to see no indication that Wyze has a solid plan to revise how it responds to threats in the present and future, I will channel those funds to other companies. BECAUSE: I believe that Wyze indeed drug its feet far too long and still hasn’t directly notified all of its former, current and potential customers in a way that I recognize as straightforward and informative.
My current level of investment in Wyze equipment won’t dictate whether I continue to help Wyze stay in business. If I already had thousands of dollars tied up in Wyze products and needed the company to survive in order to continue to have that investment supported by software updates and so on, my self-interest might be more closely aligned with Wyze’s, but at this point it doesn’t look like I will ever have the opportunity to test that theory. And I take no pleasure from it either way.
If you cared enough to hear others’ opinions that you claim to be soliciting and had read that thread, you would’ve found this post toward the bottom. The issues are intertwined and much discussion has already taken place about it, including a bit about Leo Laporte’s comments.
I, for one, don’t have the energy to give you a reader’s digest version of the debate or the community’s comments about Leo’s comments in particular (where there are just a few). But more to your benefit your questions and comments related to any part of the security report, and news stories/reports/comments appertaining to it, have a greater chance of enjoying a bigger audience and response if you post them there.
Leo’s Me Too alarmist response picked away at whatever remaining respect I had for the old fool. Honestly he is / was usually smarter than that.
More interesting, I’m not a fan of the Click to Expand technique. If you’re going to the trouble of writing long content, be proud. It’s likely to be valuable to someone, and others are free to skim at will.