Of course they are Roy.
Just like printers and scanners, which always play up just when you need them most, to meet deadlines, they ALL belong to the same union.
Switching off your router and WLAN doesn't help. They simply hack a neighbours WLAN and carry on plotting.
My old cable TV box worked fine for 10+ years with just a coax connection.
The new one also needs an Internet connection, and thus commencetheth the conspiracy of the electronicals; freeze ups just before 'le grand denouement' of the film I'm watching - only way out the master restart (power down, wait 10+ secs, power up). But can I find a way to see the rest? Ha ha!
Or try to change channels and just get an error message 'Network configuration error IP4'. Etc etc. Last week suddenly all my recordings were flagged 'Not available for replay'😠
Only way out a hard drive reformat😭
It is war Roy, And the only probable winner is GOOGLE and all his tentacles🤔