An opinion piece in today's New York Times attacks consumers for their "adolescent" behaviour in treating technology they have legally purchased as their own property, to do with as they wish, whether their actions break existing laws or not.
In fact the editorialist, Kent A. Sepkowitz, goes further than just decrying consumer freedom. He seeks to actively limit freedom. He is actually suggesting that technology be sold with locks on it -- controlling devices that will attempt to keep consumers from breaking the law with their freely bought property.
Why does Sepkowitz believe consumers cannot be trusted with their own technology? Because in his country 13,000 people a year die as a result of consumers exercising their god-given freedom to do whatever they like with their purchases. Sepkowitz is calling for technological controls on automobiles to make it impossible for them to speed.