They have these buttons on top that mute the microphone....
So how does a voice activated device work with the mic muted? **Slaps Alexa around a bit until she replies**
Meh, we are already carrying around listening devices on us every day. Unless you don't use a smartphone, this horse left the barn a long time ago.
No smart phone, no cell phone. Still have a landline, but it has a blocker on it that works like a charm.
That is what's scary. People of all race, sex, rich, poor, haves and have nots are getting busted for what they say these days. It is getting to the point where you cannot say anything or have an opinion on anything in private or else your job, career, scholarship, endorsements, ect. may be lost. Just wait till it is more common practice to hack Alexa and the like and people cannot even hold private conversations for fear of being blackmailed for the information.
Look at the politicians who have stepped down over something "racist" they said when they were young. And technology was hardly what it is today 20 years ago.......
Not only that, on the FBI/NSA/Government side of it, what about privacy? Are we not allowed to have privacy? Some argue if you are doing something illegal you should be in trouble. Imagine the users on this forum talking privately about whatever it may be and the Feds listen in and find out about the illegal activity. Next thing you know, they are pulling evidence out of their ass to obtain a search warrant and you are busted...... And for what? That bump stock you said got dumped in the lake? Something so simple can ruin peoples lives.
That's what my luck would be. Talking about some politician/public figure and I blurt out something about bodily harm. Then the SWAT team kicks in my door, confiscates my guns, etc.
Yeah, yeah - tinfoil hat, right? Wanna bet me a roll of tinfoil it never happens to somebody?