Oh for sure, if the KGB want your info, they’ll get it! As you said, nation states have almost infinite power, and we give all our data to Google etc anyway. But unless you’re a defense contractor or critical infrastructure - sorry, the CCP probably don’t care about you. You’re not that special - not that we know of anyway, eh @jakey?
I’m more talking about the no-name from-China $10 “security” cameras from eBay/AliExpress. If you set IoT up properly (different network, strong passwords, etc) it’s amazing, but I’m too lazy and cheap to do so right now myself. But simply buying something cheap, plugging it in, connecting it to your Wi-Fi, then downloading some dodgy app to view it - no password required - leads to…
Yes, this is public data.
Burglar’s paradise! Not to mention it could allow easy access to your laptop/computer and all the lovely data on it (it’s not as if you use your laptop or computer to access your bank account, right?)
That said, most people aren’t targets. But if you walked past a house with the door wide open in the middle of an empty street with no cameras and no other people and a diamond was standing on a welcome mat and you normally only earn $10/day… Anyone would at least be tempted.
I think we’ve done slightly off-topic haha. My Arduino above has zero network connectivity. It’s unhackable! And even if you did, all you could do is make it lie about your eyesight.