Eufy Smart Scale

Eufy Smart Scale

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy

Twelve body measurements. That's how many things this Bluetooth connected scales says it tracks. Everything from weight to BMI to bone mass, muscle mass, and even your scary sounding visceral fat measurement. When you step on the scale, all you see if your weight. You have to download the EufyLife app and connect your phone to the scale to get the other eleven measurements. The app can share your (very) personal data with Google Fit and Apple Health if you connect the app to those services. Here's hoping all your visceral fat data stays private!

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Eufy seems to do a good job protecting their users' privacy and security. Which is a good thing with a smart scale that collects so much personal data. Nobody wants those twelve body measurements--including your visceral fat--shared out to the world. Just know that while Eufy seems to do a good job keeping your personal information private, if you connect the app and share this data with a third-party like Google Fit or Apple Health, then you must rely on those companies to keep this personal information secure too.

Eufy also doesn't sell your personal data, which is cool. Eufy does collect information on you and uses that information to show you ads for them and third parties, which isn’t super cool but also isn’t unusual.

Hopefully not too much will go wrong with this Bluetooth connected smart scale. We’re not exactly sure what visceral fat is but we’re dang sure we don’t need that information out there in the world for anyone to see.

Tips to protect yourself

Be very careful what third party companies you consent to share your health data with. If you do decide to share your health data with another company, read their privacy policy to see how they protect, secure, and share or sell your data.

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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

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?

Eufy does not sell data. The sharing is limited only to information required by services. When you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will apply to your use of these services. Eufy does say, "We may show advertisements to you and others for our Products and third-party products based on the information we have collected from you, such as: what you have installed, accessed, used, and purchased."

How can you control your data?

Eufy provides you with the ability to review, manage, or delete your information.

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

Average

The bug was reported at Eufy in May 2021. The company has promptly fixed the bug and rolled out a security update.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

Yes

Structured and concise

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Yes

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

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

The built-in AI reduces the number of false alerts you receive by intelligently differentiating people from objects. It has features alike pet detection, and even crying detection.

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Yes


News

Anker’s Eufy division pledges to bolster security following privacy snafu, apologizes again
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Eufy says it’s “incredibly sorry” for a glitch that allowed EufyCam users to see video streams from each others' security cameras. Will the apology be enough?
Huge Eufy privacy breach shows live and recorded cam feeds to strangers
9to5Mac
A huge Eufy privacy breach has resulted in both live and recorded camera feeds being shown to complete strangers. They also have complete access to the account, including control of pan-and-tilt cameras where fitted.
Eufy security cameras hit with bug giving access to users feeds
Poc Network
The bug resulted in allowing users access to video feeds of other customers. Not only to their camera, but to admin settings, and more.

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