We never thought there could be an ad that would make us actively not want a hamburger, but here's the proof.
None of this means that your smart speakers are spying on you 24/7. There's a huge difference between the spooky-sounding "always on" and the less ominous but more accurate "passive listening mode." With the latter, the devices are doing nothing but waiting for the keywords that activate them. You don't have to throw all your smart speakers in a soundproof garbage can out of concern that Jeff Bezos is mocking you because you admitted in the privacy of your own home that you thought cats were nothing but big squirrels. But you do need to employ some common sense and recognize that they have their flaws. And sometimes that flaw is the off-chance that your sister-in-law learns about your hemorrhoid problem.