I just got a new Google Pixel 3a, and I've been fooling around with it and getting to know it's ins and outs. As I was setting up the Google Assistant for the first time, I was reading through the kind of information it wanted to collect and started to get a little worried. Why would google need to know my activity on their sites just so I can use it to set a call? It's not that they're asking for permission to use the apps on my phone, it wants to log all the information on all Google apps, something I turned off the moment I found out I could.
Anyway, the point is that I just don't know how comfortable I am letting Google save this info just so I can save some time or use my device hands-free. So I was wondering, what's your take on this? Am I over stressing this? Or should I just accept that Google is our new overlord and every detail of my life will be collected and stored on a server somewhere?