How to Use This Guide

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Creep-O-Meter

Our new Creep-O-Meter is for you to share your opinion. Read the review of the product, then rate how creepy or not creepy you think the product is and how likely you are to buy it. Click vote to see how your opinion stacks up to others.

Our Minimum Security Standards

We developed a set of minimum security standards we think all connected products should meet at the very least. Think of it as a “you must be this tall to ride” set of standards. These include five basic things: The product must use encryption, the company must provide automatic security updates, if a product uses a password, it must require a strong password, the company must have a way to manage security vulnerabilities found in their products, and the company must have an accessible privacy policy. In the guide, we've ticked the products that from our research appear to meet the guidelines. This tick is not an endorsement of the product on behalf of Mozilla, Consumers International or the Internet Society. If you would like to learn more about our minimum security standards go here.

Criteria

Updates

When news breaks or we come across a relevant article about a product in this guide, we will share it in the updates section on each product page.

Comments

We love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the products in this guide. And others users might like to join you in a conversation about any experiences or concerns you’ve had with a product. Please join the conversation in the comment section at the bottom of each product page.

Methodology

If you would like to read more about the research methodology we used to create this guide, here is a post our researchers wrote about that.