Warning: *privacy not included with this product
Dyson Pure Cool
Review date: 11/02/2020
Let's face it. One of the worst parts of 2020 has been the air. If a deadly virus isn't floating around in it, smoke from climate change fueled wildfires is. Our lungs need a break! Then you go check out Dyson's website for their fancy and expensive air purifiers and they remind you that the air in your home is likely five times more polluted than the air outside. Well, damn. So you plunk down $600 for you lungs and now you are able to constantly monitor the air quality in your house through the Dyson app on your phone. Are you better off? Who knows? But the air likely isn't getting better anytime soon, so hey, breathe easy while you can.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Probably not a lot will go wrong with this smart air purifier, we hope. But we can't tell for sure. Dyson does say they may share shares limited personal data with social media platforms and third party data providers and analytics companies for marketing purposes, which doesn't worry us too much. Is it possible this air purifier could tell from your the contents of the air in your home that you've been smoking pot? Not likely says Dyson, "Pure Cool can identify general pollutant types, like smoke, it can’t “tell the chemical composition.” Unfortunately, we couldn't determine if this product mets our Minimum Security Standards because the company didn't respond to us. So we don't know what measures they take to protect their users. Not knowing that, we have to warn this product could come with *Privacy Not Included
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Dyson has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://hackerone.com/dyson?type=team