whatsapp / signal / telegram ?
Unless it is dealing with my money or card payments, I have never really been that concerned about message security.
Always thought if it is "online" it is like talking to a mate in a crowded pub.
That attitude changed a bit when we got an amazon alexa.
Tmelines started featuring adverts for things that had been mentioned in conversation.. spooky !
Do the advantages outweigh the lack of privacy ?
To be honest, I am still trying to start my list of Alexa advantages

The only interesting use for an alexa was when my young grandson lost his house key and had the intelegence to shout outside the kitchen window "alexa call grandad"
Then I drove down the road and collected him.
Other than that, I think it is an expensive toy !
We have tried asking it things, and frequently get " I'm sorry, I dont know that ".
I often wonder if someone at the other end hears what I say to it.
Wife points out the shouting at an inanimate object rarely works !
She is right as usual

@stannard Google Home does the same "I'm sorry....." but I have to say we use ours a lot. I have it set for "OK Google, goodnight." and it turns the TV, lamp and heating off. Obviously, if I had more devices on the list, it would turn those off too. I even find myself asking it to turn the TV off or on when the remote is within hands-reach. Then it's cool for "OK Google, when does [insert shop of choice] open", and it tells us. Then we stream Greatest Hits UK (Radio Station) from it every day.

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Sounds like your google setup is better than my Amazon thing

Alexa will control our wireless sockets, but the issue is when you ask it a question.
It's THICK !
As for music , I often stream radio paradise. Good and wide range of music and allows buffering to phone and playback off line.
Manage to avoid the prima donna dj who seem to think I want to listen to them rather than music.

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