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"Devices expected to last a long time (e.g. TVs) are not allowed to ship Internet connectivity directly but must do so via USB add ons"

I think there is some confusion here. A TV does not need to be hosted (listening) publicly on the Internet. AFAIK, all Internet-enabled TVs (and devices of a similar ilk), simply make outbound connections and any inbound connections would be blocked by the home router by default.

The only devices that need to be hosted publicly on the Internet (ie. with a listening socket) are those that you need to connect to from outside your home network. So, IP security cameras, etc. Not home devices such as TV's or lightbulbs.

Ofc, I could have the wrong end of the stick here. Apologies if so :-)
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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