Big Brother is here, except it’s more like Little Cousins where every “cousin” is owned by a separate company. They’re all still spyin’ onya, though!
It’s worth remembering that very few “smart home” functions actually need to phone home to central servers (and even the traditional exceptions, like natural language processing, are getting to the stage where they don’t have to either). Meaning this stuff is literally just gratuitous spying for the purpose of companies onselling the data they collect about your most personal and private moments. While you’re paying for the privilege.
Yeah. No thanks.