I will NOT have one of these "A I/Personal Assistants" in my house, or anywhere in my company! It is idiocy (IMHO) to invite Google, or Yahoo, or whatever manufacturer into your private envorons to listen to everything said, and done! And as to allowing an electronic device to do my enema, I think I'll just keep my female providers close! They provide "other" advantages that cannot be allocated to a computer chip! (WINK!)
Of course we all realize that any of us that have a smart phone have exactly the same thing on us or near us at all times. They track our every move. The GPS functions can not be entirely turned off and they are great spy machines. I write about IT security a great deal. I can show you where to get free and easily available software that, by sending you an email and you simply clicking on a link, gives me access to your whole phone, including invisible remote control of the camera and microphone, real-time monitoring of your GPS, access to your Google Pay, Paypal, Amazon, etc. Time to do some shopping. I should have time before you can manage to get back into all the accounts, including your Google one that I"ve locked you out of and put a fraud alert on, so any attempts at resetting passwords, addresses, or close accounts will be difficult at best.
I've already been busy for weeks in your accounts which you so graciously showed me, all the numbers, pins, CCV codes, etc, or rather the dual-lens HD video cam that always seems to be near you whatever you're doing. (yah, about that last 'business trip' you took with the redhead. Well what happens at the hourly motel stays there - for a price).
I've also taken the liberty of using that lifetime earned credit score to the max. You now have accounts open all over the world. Hear that falling and crashing sound. That was your score zeroing out as the umpteenth collection agency contacts the bureaus.
But wait, once you report fraud on your accounts, don't the credit bureaus, finance companies, collection agencies and banks automatically reverse things?
Hardly, it will take you hundreds of hours on the phone and years of waiting before your credit is repaired. It will probably never be what it once was. When you consider the hassle your accounts have caused in the past, let's just say it's gonna take a loong, loong time.
This was adapted from a piece I did last summer about what could happen if you use a public computer or wifi and aren't careful.
My point was to raise awareness that these Alexa, Google Home, etc devices are also built into every smartphone in the world. You may have location and Google Assistant turned off, do you really think Google does?