My husband is of the old school realm, where he refuses to have anything that the government could listen in on him.
It isn’t that we do anything illegal, nor do we commit treason, but because he is a very private person. When someone told him that they could even keep track of him on his cell phone, he almost got rid of his phone. He did shut off the internet, so now all he has is calling and texting capabilities. When the Alexa came out, he refused to even consider purchasing one, because he says it is nothing more than a spy that you pay for. They will know everything you say, and I guess in essence, everyone does know what you are doing in your home, because the Alexa is always listening. Last week, our thermostat quit working. We thought that maybe we just needed to put the batteries into the thermostat, but we were wrong. After he checked the thermostat out, he told me we had to go to the home center to purchase a new one. So, off to the home store we went to purchase a new thermostat. He found a program digital thermostat which he liked, but I was looking at the new Smart Thermostat. I told him that I thought we should buy the Smart Thermostat and you would have thought I had two heads by the look he gave me. He told me it was just another way for everyone to listen to everything we said. I knew that would be his reaction because I was smiling when I showed it to him.