There is probably a healthy market for televisions and other devices designed in such a way that this sort of thing is impossible. This would probably require sacrificing some interactive capability, but if the tradeoff were clearly stated upfront by the manufacturer, my guess is that a LOT of people would opt for the guarantee of privacy. It would be easy to test. Produce Product X in two versions and give consumers a clear, easy to understand choice.
I would / will never own a “connected” device that doesn’t wait for me to connect it, every time, aside from my cellphone from which I can remove the battery.
I know they can track me, but I’m not going to pay to make it easier.
Didn’t scrub broadcast television after it went digital will at some point probably regret it.
100 Million Alexa devices sold...
There were mechanics you could take your car to and they would disconnect the device that controlled the starter being connected to the seatbelt.
I wonder if there are techs out there that will disconnect your TV's camera and microphone...