Re: Next question - Video
RE: "I think you'd be crazy to let a microphone connected to a US megacorp in your house, let alone a camera."
Unless you are disabled / infirm and the said microphone allows you to do many things with great ease that you previously had difficulty doing, or are a carer for said person and find it a great aid to looking after them. Your lifestyle isn't the only one. Before you say about it - yes there are other non-connected solutions - but they aren't as easy to use for an 86 year old, or as easy to configure for someone who hasn't go the time.