Remote control takes on a whole new meaning
In this age of Alexa, we are becoming increasingly reliant on all of our various gadgets and digital assistants to maintain order in our lives. And in a perfect world our family members all live in unity around our perfectly controlled and programmed lives. But what happens when a current or former family member (think ex-spouse, angry teenager, etc.) decides that simply leaving home won't have nearly the dramatic impact as reprogramming your Alexa, resetting your security systems, or God forbid, hacking into your programmed coffee maker? Think of the havoc that someone who is so acutely familiar with all your programmable devices could unleash?
We assume that's the reasoning behind AB 455, a recently introduced bill in the California Legislature. The bill would allow persons to go before a judge without the other party knowing it to obtain a court order to have a former household member banned from remotely controlling any connected devices in the person's home.
Are you as curious as we are as to what the backstory is behind this bill?