Siri is just as big of a gossip and alexa.https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210657
When you use Siri and Dictation, the things you say and dictate will be sent to Apple to process your requests. In addition to these audio recordings, your device will send other Siri Data, such as:
contact names, nicknames, and relationships (e.g., “my dad”), if you set them up in your contacts;
music, books and podcasts you enjoy;
names of your and your Family Sharing members’ devices;
names of devices and members of a shared home in the Home app; and
the names of your photo albums, apps installed on your device, and shortcuts you added through Siri.
I got a nice monitor a couple years ago, had a built in camera and mic. I was trying Windows 10 and my mic and camera kept activating without my permission. I went into settings and disabled it only to have it activated by another app. Last time I had to monitor an american for the government they came with warrants and the proper documentation to do it. Now they can monitor us without it.
I took the monitor apart and cut the wires to the the camera and mic.
I'm a professionally trained paranoid. On several occasions we found listening devices in the barracks. We knew which M.I. unit was doing it and why so we left them alone. But people don't understand how tech companies spy on you and allow others to do so too.