The HP “ink subscription” cartridges have DRM that constantly communicates with HP servers to make sure the user is still paying for the subscription, and hasn't printed more pages than were paid for.
Even though the ink subscription program may be cheaper in some specific cases, it spies on users, and involves totally unacceptable restrictions in the use of ink cartridges that would otherwise be in working order.
Sony has brought back its robotic pet Aibo, this time with a universal back door, and tethered to a server that requires a subscription.
The Canary home surveillance camera has been sabotaged by its manufacturer, turning off many features unless the user starts paying for a subscription.
With manufacturers like these, who needs security breakers?
The purchasers should learn the larger lesson and reject connected appliances with embedded proprietary software. Every such product is a temptation to commit sabotage.
Microsoft Office forces users to subscribe to Office 365 to be able to create/edit documents.
Adobe tools require a subscription. Adobe also tried to rip people off by making the subscriptions annual, but that is a secondary issue compared with the basic wrong of the time bomb. When a program proprietary, and even malware, don't get distracted by the secondary issues like price.
Please don't repeat the marketing term “Creative Cloud” except to express revulsion for it. The term “cloud” is designed to cloud users' minds.