Findster Duo

Findster Duo

Findster Technologies
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: A little creepy

Ever go hiking with your pup out in the middle of nowhere where there is no cell service? Fun, right? Ever had them take off after a deer and disappear? Not so fun, right? This is the gadget for you. Attach one little tab to your dog's collar and the other little tab to you and you can track your frisky pup anywhere. As long as your furry friend doesn't scamper more than 3 miles away, you can keep tabs on them on an app on your phone, no cell service required. Nice! For an extra $4 a month. you can sign up for their Findster Care service that monitors your pet's activity and uses AI to help determine if there are any changes in your pet's behavior that you should be aware of.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Findster seems to do a pretty good job taking your privacy seriously. They say they don’t share your data and will only share personally identifiable data when you direct them to. This is all great. They do say they may share or sell de-identified data that does not identify you for marketing and purposes or they may sell it to interested audiences. This generally doesn’t worry us too much. It is a good time to point out that many privacy researchers claim it can be relatively easy to de-anonymize such data, especially location data.

What could go wrong with Findster. Hopefully not too much. It is a GPS tracker though, so know that someone could track you or your cat or dog or pig, and know you like to take walks in the woods at 8am every morning. They could then know when you and Fido are out of the house, break in and rob you of all your valuables. Bad people could learn the same thing by watching your daily routine in real life too, so be sure to always lock up!

Tips to protect yourself

Ensure that your GPS tracker is always updated with the latest version of firmware

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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

Findster says they will never sell your data, and will only share personally identifiable data when you direct them to.

Findster does say "de-identified data that does not identify you may be used to inform the community about trends; for marketing and promotional use; or for sale to interested audiences."

How can you control your data?

Any data that you provide to Findster through the app can be modified from your preferences. If you remove data from your User Account, it will no longer appear to you or others who use the Service. Backups of that data will remain in association with your User Account and in our archive servers. Findster says they store your personal data for as long as you remain as a Findster customer.

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

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

No

User-friendly privacy information?

No

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

No


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