Worldwide conspiracy of people who don't know anything about wireless networking is my bet.
This brings to mid a quote that is variously attributed in various forms to Robert J. Hanlon, Robert A. Heinlein, Sir Bernard Ingham and others but is most probably, in it's current form, from Napoleon Bonaparte. "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
The technology has advanced by leaps and bounds but the average level of human intelligence has not. In fact even many people working in the design and manufacture of the various "modern" electronics do not understand what makes them work so they also cannot grasp what can make one work where another appears to fail.
So it is not really a conscious conspiracy but rather a simple lack of understanding that cause so many to misinterpret various failures of virtually any technology.