Plenty of meat for conspiracy theorists to get their teeth into here even if the ‘always listening’ phone isn’t really a thing. Thinking about my own household, if I say “Hey Siri” at least three devices will try to talk back to me. Then there’s the TV, the Sky Q box, the children (scrub that, they don’t respond). Back in the 90’s, Scott McNealy said “Privacy is dead, get over it”. That’s probably more true now than ever…:
[…] Interestingly, the study found that most of the android phone apps seem to consume significantly more data in the silent rooms with many iOS apps using more in the audio-filled rooms. Analysts say they are unsure why this is the case but have determined to carry on researching the issue.