For obvious reasons I do not want my home appliances to be on the Internet. It boggles the mind why manufactures think this is okay, and even more boggling that people seem to accept it.
The setup process for LG's ThinQ app demands that I register an account in order to proceed. Additionally, I'm afraid that even after I do this, the appliances will still require access to the public Internet in order to make any use of the "features".
I understand there are some open source libraries and bindings for ThinQ, but looks like in order to begin I must sacrifice my security and privacy.
Is there any way around this, or will these "smart" appliances be doomed to not live up to their full potential?