Athena Safety Wearable

Athena Safety Wearable

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy
We live in a world where women aren't safe. Women fear violence too often walking home, going for a jog, heading out on a date, living. This little wearable is a direct result of the unfortunate world women live in. Put this tiny, little low-energy Bluetooth device on while you are out and if you feel unsafe you can push the button to send an alert to a group of pre-selected contacts. Or push the button longer to let out an audible alarm to let people around you know you are in trouble. The app can share your location with your selected contacts. A good idea, and a sad world that we need this.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

They have done a seemingly good job of building privacy into this device. Just be careful who you include in your emergency contacts with access to your status. Someone with bad intentions could flip the safety ideals behind this product on their head.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

This product uses secure Bluetooth.

Strong password

Yes

There are security authentication measures in place on this device. From an independent security audit: "By using Secure Connection Only Mode, any connection to Athena requires authentication, and once paired, you cannot pair a second device."

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

Bluetooth and Personal Protection Device Security Analysis
Duo Labs
There were no issues outside of the pairing process, but even that is mitigated to the point of not being an issue.

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