Review date: 11/02/2020
Ah, the iPad. The tablet that changed how we watch TV in bed, how children eat dinner at restaurants, and how our parents take pictures. From the little iPad Mini to the 12.9 inch iPad Pro, there is likely no easier to use computer device known to the human race.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Apple does a good job with privacy and security. They don't share or sell your data and Apple takes special care to make sure your Siri requests aren't associated with you.However, say you set your iPad up with a passcode rather than fingerprint TouchID. Your kid could sneak and learn the passcode to your iPad, then login while you're not looking and watch enough YouTube videos to turn their brain to mush. Hey, don't tell us that's never happened!
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address
Fingerprint, Voice recordings if you opt-in
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
They actually changed their Siri voice recording review practices—from an opt out to an opt-in—when people told them they were unhappy having contractors listen to the recordings. Good for them!
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest. After Apple recognizes the words “Hey Siri,” what you say is encrypted and associated with a random identifier without being tied to your Apple ID. Audio samples are only retained if you have opted-in.
Apple has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://developer.apple.com/security-bounty/
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?