I don't think it's just clickbait.
I own a few of these things:
They are data blockers, they only let through the charging signal, very useful for when you have to plug in a random public USB port.
Until they start making fake, compromised versions of the device above! Scary thought
hahahaha then we descend in tinfoil hat territory :D
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