You keep telling everyone to carefully read your links, but it’s pretty clear to me that you yourself didn’t read them carefully.
Your makeuseof.com cite, despite its clickbait headline of “Your Phone is Secretly Always Recording,” states “Before you say this wake phrase, your phone is listening for the keywords, but is not recording everything you say and uploading it to Google.”
The link to digitalalphabet (with its own misleading, sensationalized clickbait headline which you have so graciously enlarged and bolded in one of your posts) is actually referencing a VRT article about third-party contractors hired to analyze voice assistant data who then necessarily also had access to some false accept data. That was a major fuck up for Google, Apple and Amazon. They all should have make it clear to the users that that was happening. But that isn’t evidence that your phone is constantly listening to you and sending the data back. In fact, if it were true that your phone was constantly listening (meaning beyond the wake word inquires), those very contractors would probably be the ones to have had access to that mountain of data. Yet none of them ever made such a claim.
The popularmechanics.com article states “The apps would would not listen for human speech, and require explicit, affirmative approval from the user before listening in.”
The Samsung smart tv debacle, which Samsung was rightly roasted for, was from 7 years ago and it was - wait for it- a tv, not a phone.
And the lawsuit that cnet.com mentions? Putting aside the fact that filing a lawsuit isn’t evidence of anything other than someone filed a lawsuit, you yourself quoted the important part: “The case stems from so-called false accepts.” In other words, either the user accidentally engaged the voice assistant or the voice assistant accidentally interpreted an innocuous phrase as the wake word. That isn’t anything at all like the topic of this thread.
I’m sorry, but your “excellent resources” are pretty terrible at providing evidence for your position and some of them even explicitly state the opposite case.