I’d like to apologize on behalf of the SmartThings community. There’s a lot of fan-boys on here that don’t realize they’re not part of the SmartThings company, they react to posts like yours as if you attacked them personally. I don’t think they realize they’re even doing it, they just can’t separate the product they love from other things they love. They’ll come around in time, it’s a smart bunch here.
I share your disdain for the constant mining of my information. Companies pre-internet had to rely on 3rd party marketers to gather customer intelligence. Now they have direct two way communications with their customers and they maximize that advantage by taking everything they can. We all have to find our own balance in regards to our information exposure. When people like you push back that builds leverage for all of us, so thank you.
I’ve been a long time sufferer of Windows phone use. I love the interface and the deep integration I get with my company infrastructure. I’ve had to learn what I have to expose and what I can conceal. This IS the information age, we consumers treat that currency with flippant disregard of it’s value. Shame on all of us.
Mike, the Windows 10 on mobile fan-boy!