Get this crap out of your homes. Your “smart” theromostat, “smart” tv and “smart” refridgerator are spying and tracking you.
Privacy protections in the United States are generally quite weak; when it comes to police purchases of private data, they are completely absent.
Whether it’s our financial records, our phone records or the countless other records held about us by third parties, this data is generally open to police even without a warrant. This so-called “third-party doctrine” has come under more scrutiny in recent years, and there is some hope the courts will catch up with the changes in technology.