These little doohickies attach to just about anything: your pet, wallet, keys, TV remote, bags, other people’s bags. The app lets you track your things within Bluetooth range and rings where they are if you lose something. There's a waterproof version, a super slim version, a sticker version, and a Pro version to meet any potential "now where did I put that?" need you could possibly have. Tile joined with Amazon Sidewalk to offer even more tracking to these trackers for users in the US by using Amazon Echo and Ring devices in the community to help track your Tile. Yeah, it might be a little creepy, but it's probably OK.
Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?
Tile is the OG maker of Bluetooth trackers. So this year when Apple came out with their Airtags, Tile had to do their best to keep up. Apple could tap into their vast Find My network of nearly a billion Apple devices to make Airtag locating just about anywhere a reality. In response, Airtag joined up with Amazon Sidewalk to expand their community network (at least in the US, Amazon Sidewalk doesn’t work outside the US) to all those supported Echo and Ring devices out there in the world, seriously expanding their locating network. Fortunately, so far the privacy and security of Amazon Sidewalk looks promising according to privacy watchdog EFF.
This is all great for people who have lost things outside of Bluetooth range. It’s maybe not so great for people worried about potentially being stalked or unknowingly tracked by someone with bad intentions. While Apple seems to have incorporated protections to help prevent stalking and abuse of their Airtags, we can’t confirm Tile has taken the same threats as seriously. That is a concern for sure.
Tile does seem to do OK with protecting your data. Tile does not sell or monetize consumer data, which is great. Tile does say they may share anonymized data they collect about you with third parties, including advertisers,. This is generally OK, although we should point out that many privacy researchers claim it can be relatively easy to de-anonymize such data, especially location data.
So, what’s the worst that could happen with Tile’s trackers? It’s pretty scary to think someone could unknowingly slip a Tile tracker in your car and use it to stalk you all over the US thanks to the big Amazon Sidewalk community network.
Tipps zu Ihrem Schutz
Check the tips on how to know if someone is tracking you without your consent.
Verfolgt den Standort
Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?
If you decide to interact with a Social Network when using Tile's services, Tile is permitted to collect information that you have already made public on your Social Network account.
Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?
Name, address, email address, profile photo, location
Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?
Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?
Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?
No known incidents in the last 3 years.
Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?
Bluetooth connection is still required to use the device.
Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?
Links zu Datenschutzinformationen
Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards?
Tile uses encryption in transit, meaning communications between the phone and cloud are encrypted (https). They secure communications from the Tile to the phone and encrypt communications from the phone to the cloud. They claim to use industry-standard cryptography and access controls to safeguard all our user accounts. Tile uses the Bluetooth component of the Sidewalk network to locate lost items, and compatible Echo devices extend Tile's network coverage even further, helping customers securely locate misplaced keys, wallets, and other items. For more information, please review the Sidewalk FAQ Page: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Sidewalk/b?ie=UTF8&node=21328123011
To access your Tile mobile app, you need a Tile account which requires a password. Passwords have minimum length requirements and are stored in one-way hashed, salted format.
Yes, they do regularly push automatic updates. However, users’ phone configurations determine if users automatically pick up these new mobile builds.
Umgang mit Schwachstellen
Tile has a bug bounty program
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Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Sidewalk Network. Plus, How to Opt Out.Consumer Reports
The Best Bluetooth TrackerNew York Times
Understanding Amazon SidewalkElectronic Frontier Foundation
I found my stolen Honda Civic using a Bluetooth tracker. It’s the latest controversial weapon against theft.The Washington Post
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New Tile Devices Prove That AirTags Have Room For ImprovementForbes
AirTag vs Tile: What's the Difference?Gear Patrol
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