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This item from The Insider News today got me thinking: Google very angry after contractor leaks over a thousand Assistant recordings[^]

I don't have any of 'em - even Cortana is voice disabled* on my devices - but if I did, I'd be tempted to unplug it. Friends have 'em, I never felt the need, or the want.
You got one? Did you ever think about how much info you are giving the vendor about your daily routine? Did you care? Given that most of these things can be turned into spy devices pretty easily does it matter that - in theory - you can be broadcasting when your home is empty for anyone to listen to?

* This is mostly because dictation systems generally dislike my voice and I spend more time correctly them than using them.
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