Smart Thermostats In Texas Changing Themselves

Browsing online, I found a pretty alarming headline in which Texan residents are experiencing incidents where their thermostats were being changed automatically.

The following video goes into detail about what's happening an why. Not sure why someone would agree to enter into a sweepstakes that would allow a third-party to change settings, but maybe a member has a good take as to why?

** *** ***** *******, stay **** *** *****!

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** ****** *** *********** because **** ******** ** a ******* *** ****'* read *** **** *****? Many ***** *** ** had ********* ******* *** it *** ****** *** days ** ***** *** thermostats. *** ***** ******* installed * ****** ** throttle **** ** '***** out' **** *** *********** during ***** ***** ******* - *** **** ** it *** ** ** telemetry, *** *** *** many ***** *** ******* was ******, * ***** experienced * *** *****, and *** **** ** get * ******* ****** on ** ******** ****.

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*** ******* **** **** print ** ********* ****** which ****** ***** ****** to ****** *** ** in **** *****.

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** ******* ** ******** to **** * ******** - * ********, ********, agreement, ********* ** ****, whatever - **** ****** read ** *** ** bottom. **** ********* ** common *** ******* ** the **** ***** **** you ******** *** ******* "free" ********, **** **. It's **** *** * reason, ****'** ******* ********* in ********.

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*****'* * *** ** things **************.

**** *** *******, *** bury ********* ******* ** which *** ******* ****** may ********** ******, ** the **** ***** ** a **-**** ******** *** a **** **********.

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* **** *** ** my ***** ***. ** selectively ***** *** *** outside ********* **** ****** peak ***** *** *** the *** **** ***** circulating ****** ***. *'** had *** *** **** 15 ***** *** **** never ******* **. * do ****** *** ******** on ** ******** ***** in *** ****** ******.

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******* ******** **** *** something *******. * *** heard ** ***** *******, but ***** ** *** my *** **********. ** thanks ** ******* **** control **.

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** ******* ** *** have *****. **** ********** get ***** ****** **** ConEd *** ***** ***********. Some ******* **** *** program ****:**** $***+ **** **** Smart **********

***** **** *** *** this ******** **** ***** it ****'* *********** ** their *********.

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**** - **** ******* stated:

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*** ** ***** ******, but * ***** *** some, *** $*** ******* is * *** ****, so **** *** **.

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* **** **** ******* programs ***** **** **** you **** ********** ******* to ******, *** ****** out ** * ***** thermostat. **** * **** seen ** **** **** will **** *** ********** a *** *******. **** systems ***** *** ** then ******** ****** ** via *** ********** ******** if ******.

**** ** *** **** thing ** ******** ****** smart *** ******* **-** years ***, ***** *** utility ********** *** ** unit ** *****. ** they **** ***** ***** it, **** ***** *** a ******* ** *** thermostat ** *** *** know **** ** ** being *********** **********...

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