"They manipulated my 'computer' from far way through sound waves to do their bidding, on purpose, repeatedly."
When you turn your computer on, and navigate to a webpage, the remote computer, through the internet sends files to your PC that manipulates what is displayed on your computer to show you what it wants to show you. Are they hacking your computer?
Presumably this is ok, because you turned on your computer and requested that it do this?
Well.. didn't you also purchase this google thing, with an always on microphone, and set it up on the internet set to obey any commands it recognized? And then you put this thing within earshot of your TV with the volume turned up loud enough to ensure it could hear it?
And they didn't 'hack' you. They didn't run an exploit, overflow a buffer, or escape from the sandbox. They issued a request... literally a verbal request, in plain english. And your system was setup to audibly play their content, to listen to anything audible, and consent to anything it recognized.
Are you sure you aren't a little bit responsible here?
As always, It's all about intent right? What did BK intend? They wanted to get your device to play you a 2ndary ad. Nobody disputes that.
What exactly did "you" intend? When you setup an always listening device within earshot of your TV set to obey any audio command that it recognized? You did THAT? but simultaneously didn't intend for it do things the TV said?
I mean, i don't want to blame the victim; but this isn't a girl wearing provocative clothing getting assaulted.
This is a girl wearing provocative clothing, simply being approached and politely asked for a photo. The fact that she's gone and rigged her phone to always be listening and to automatically send photos of herself naked to anyone who asks for a photo is really on her. Maybe she only "intended" her boyfriend to get pictures? Well, sorry, that's not the system she setup.