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, July 6, 2012
This review is from: Linksys N600+ Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit Ports, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA2700) (Personal Computers)
For those that don't know, recently, Cisco rolled out a silent firmware "upgrade" to all devices. As part of the "upgrade", all users were then forced to sign up for a Cisco cloud management account, as the new firmware disabled the ability to locally manage the device. What Cisco didn't openly mention, was that the new cloud management software was logging all web history through the router, and that every web page you looked at was being logged off site. Additionally, according to the new terms of the forced "update", Cisco could close your cloud account, thus rending your router useless, if any user on the router ever looked at pornography, or any obscene sites, which was up to Cisco to determine. Yes, that is right, they took over everyone's router, and then decided to dictate what the end user looks at. Clearly Cisco is a shady company that can't be trusted, and thus I would encourage everyone to boycott all Cisco products. We need to send them a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable. Search for the Ars Technica article tilted "Freeing your router from Cisco's anti-porn, pro-copyright cloud service" for more information.
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Jul 18, 2012 1:00:29 PM PDT
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