Ask HN: I’m an FCC Commissioner proposing regulation of IoT security updates

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  • Home Assistant

    :house_with_garden: Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

    I just want to reaffirm the importance of this point. I've used an open source solution named Home Assistant[0] to manage my own network of IoT devices that I don't expose to the internet. I want to stay local because of the risks involved with the internet and with trusting companies to protect such private data.

    As such, I look to purchase relativity open devices. But, companies want to keep trying to inject themselves as a middleman, sometimes after the fact. In that case I'm let with a device that becomes e-waste. I don't know what other actions are being taken in regards to subscriptions, but it's a problem here.

    [0] https://www.home-assistant.io/

  • Tasmota

    Alternative firmware for ESP8266 and ESP32 based devices with easy configuration using webUI, OTA updates, automation using timers or rules, expandability and entirely local control over MQTT, HTTP, Serial or KNX. Full documentation at

    The best alternative firmware example for true IOT devices is Tasmota [1]. Erase manufacturer firmware for every ESP devices the day after purchase to avoid those careless manufacturer firmwares.

    [1] https://tasmota.github.io/docs/

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