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From: Ali Reza Hayati
Subject: www/proprietary proprietary-subscriptions.html ...
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2021 01:23:20 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Ali Reza Hayati <arh>   21/07/04 01:23:20

Modified files:
        proprietary    : proprietary-subscriptions.html 
                         proprietary-fraud.html 
                         proprietary-manipulation.html 
                         proprietary-back-doors.html proprietary.html 
                         all.html 
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec 

Log message:
        Added item about Peloton treadmills subscription [RT #1735538] 
(www-discuss 2021-06-30)

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-subscriptions.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.43&r2=1.44
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-fraud.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.11&r2=1.12
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-manipulation.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.21&r2=1.22
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-back-doors.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.132&r2=1.133
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.345&r2=1.346
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/all.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.23&r2=1.24
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.346&r2=1.347

Patches:
Index: proprietary-subscriptions.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-subscriptions.html,v
retrieving revision 1.43
retrieving revision 1.44
diff -u -b -r1.43 -r1.44
--- proprietary-subscriptions.html      1 Jun 2021 09:21:53 -0000       1.43
+++ proprietary-subscriptions.html      4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.44
@@ -69,6 +69,30 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="proprietary-subscriptions"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202106220">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202008180">
     <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2020-08</small>'
     --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
@@ -231,7 +255,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/01 09:21:53 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-fraud.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-fraud.html,v
retrieving revision 1.11
retrieving revision 1.12
diff -u -b -r1.11 -r1.12
--- proprietary-fraud.html      1 Jun 2021 09:21:51 -0000       1.11
+++ proprietary-fraud.html      4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.12
@@ -61,6 +61,30 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="proprietary-fraud"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202106220">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201908160">
     <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2019-08</small>'
     --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
@@ -138,7 +162,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/01 09:21:51 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-manipulation.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-manipulation.html,v
retrieving revision 1.21
retrieving revision 1.22
diff -u -b -r1.21 -r1.22
--- proprietary-manipulation.html       9 Jun 2021 16:30:37 -0000       1.21
+++ proprietary-manipulation.html       4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.22
@@ -68,6 +68,30 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="proprietary-manipulation"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202106220">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202102190">
     <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-02</small>'
     --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
@@ -212,7 +236,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/09 16:30:37 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-back-doors.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-back-doors.html,v
retrieving revision 1.132
retrieving revision 1.133
diff -u -b -r1.132 -r1.133
--- proprietary-back-doors.html 28 Jun 2021 06:49:45 -0000      1.132
+++ proprietary-back-doors.html 4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.133
@@ -472,6 +472,30 @@
 <h3 id='universal'>Full control</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202106220">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202102180">
     <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-02</small>'
     --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
@@ -918,7 +942,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/28 06:49:45 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.345
retrieving revision 1.346
diff -u -b -r1.345 -r1.346
--- proprietary.html    28 Jun 2021 06:49:45 -0000      1.345
+++ proprietary.html    4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.346
@@ -186,6 +186,30 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202106220">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202106190">
     <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-06</small>'
     --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
@@ -228,16 +252,6 @@
     implemented in person's smartphone. Though merely asking for permission
     would not necessarily legitimize this.</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M201808131">
-    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2018-08</small>'
-    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
-    <p><a
-    
href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17684660/google-turn-off-location-history-data";>Google
-    will track people even if people turn off location history</a>, using
-    Google Maps, weather updates, and browser searches. Google basically
-    uses any app activity to track people.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 <p class="button right-align">
 <a href="/proprietary/all.html">More items&hellip;</a></p>
@@ -300,7 +314,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/28 06:49:45 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: all.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/all.html,v
retrieving revision 1.23
retrieving revision 1.24
diff -u -b -r1.23 -r1.24
--- all.html    28 Jun 2021 13:40:29 -0000      1.23
+++ all.html    4 Jul 2021 05:23:19 -0000       1.24
@@ -42,6 +42,28 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="all-malware"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+<!--#set var='ADD' value='2021-07-04' --><!--#set var='PUB' value='2021-06-22' 
--><li><small class='date-tag'>Added: <span class="gnun-split"></span><!--#echo 
encoding='none' var='ADD' --><span class="gnun-split"></span> &mdash; Latest 
reference: <span class="gnun-split"></span><!--#echo encoding='none' var='PUB' 
--></small>
+    <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
+    
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
+    people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
+    update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
+    for what people already paid for.</p>
+
+    <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
+    includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
+    that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
+    take in new malware.</p>
+
+    <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
+    are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
+    subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
+
+    <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
+    to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
+    features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
+    to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+  </li>
+
 <!--#set var='ADD' value='2021-06-27' --><!--#set var='PUB' value='2021-06-19' 
--><li><small class='date-tag'>Added: <span class="gnun-split"></span><!--#echo 
encoding='none' var='ADD' --><span class="gnun-split"></span> &mdash; Latest 
reference: <span class="gnun-split"></span><!--#echo encoding='none' var='PUB' 
--></small>
     <p><a
     
href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/even-creepier-covid-tracking-google-silently-pushed-app-to-users-phones/";>Google
@@ -2267,7 +2289,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/06/28 13:40:29 $
+$Date: 2021/07/04 05:23:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.346
retrieving revision 1.347
diff -u -b -r1.346 -r1.347
--- workshop/mal.rec    3 Jul 2021 08:11:07 -0000       1.346
+++ workshop/mal.rec    4 Jul 2021 05:23:20 -0000       1.347
@@ -24,6 +24,36 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Added: 2021-07-04
+Id: 202106220
+RT: 1735538 (www-discuss 2021-06-30)
+PubDate: 2021-06-22
+Target: proprietary-subscriptions.html proprietary-subscriptions
+Target: proprietary-fraud.html proprietary-fraud
+Target: proprietary-manipulation.html proprietary-manipulation
+Target: proprietary-back-doors.html universal
+Keywords: Peloton, Sports, Treadmill, Subscription, Manipulation, Fraud,
+Back door
+Blurb: <p>Peloton company which produces treadmills recently <a
++   
href="https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/peloton-tread-owners-now-forced-into-monthly-subscription-after-recall/";>locked
++   people out of basic features of people's treadmills by a software
++   update</a>. The company now asks people for a membership/subscription
++   for what people already paid for.</p>
++
++   <p>The software used in the treadmill is proprietary and probably
++   includes back doors to force software updates. It teaches the lesson
++   that if a product talks to external networks, you must expect it to
++   take in new malware.</p>
++
++   <p>Please note that the company behind this product said they
++   are working to reverse the changes so people will no longer need
++   subscription to use the locked feature.</p>
++
++   <p>Apparently public anger made the company back down. If we want that
++   to be our safety, we need to build up the anger against malicious
++   features (and the proprietary software that is their entry path)
++   to the point that even the most powerful companies don't dare.</p>
+
 Added: 2021-06-27
 Id: 202106190
 RT: 1734225 (www-discuss 2021-06-23)



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