Are the small people in your life demanding a dog? Are you unprepared to add a real furry member to your family? Welp, here comes Dog-E, the one-in-a-million robot dog. Unlike its living counterpart, Dog-E’s poops are digital, they only bark on command, and they’ll never get tired of playing robot games with your kids. And the lights that make Dog-E’s eyes, paws, and tail unique come in all kinds of randomly generated colors. Fun! Dog-E does have an app, but using it is optional.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
If you decide to play with Dog-E using the app, you can feed them e-treats, teach them e-tricks, and play exciting games such as Ultimate Nose Boop and Turbo Pet. Wowwee will collect some data from these interactions, but it won’t be connected to Dog-E’s owner. So your kid’s compulsive nose boopin’ will stay between them and their robotic BFF. Our only question mark about Dog-E's app is why is needs to access to your precise location information when you use it. That seems a bit odd, but we're not too worried about it. And if screens are a no-go for your kiddo then they can also play with Dog-E sans app. With his tail, Dog-E can tell you their name, whether they’ve pooped, and even accept imaginary treats and head pats. Fun!
What's the worst that could happen with Dog-E and privacy? Well, probably not much, really. Honestly, your biggest worry is probably how this little Dog-E could lead to more cries for a real-life doggie. Good luck with that!
Tips to protect yourself
- Parents, keep a sharp eye on parent controls and permissions.
- Do not sign up with third-party accounts. Better just log in with email and strong password.
- Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc
- Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images, location unless neccessary)
- Keep your app regularly updated
- Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
- Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data.
- When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible.
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What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known privacy or security vulnerabilities found in the last three years.
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