Hot Wheels TechMods
Review date: 11/02/2020
Hot Wheels makes a build-your-own race car you can control with a smartphone or tablet or use the car itself as a controller to drive around and play games in an app. It's a fun Hot Wheels car you can zoom about, it's an remote control car you can zoom about, and it's a digital car you can zoom about. Pretty cool!
What could happen if something goes wrong
There is probably not much that could go wrong with this Hot Wheels smart track. The app connects by secure Bluetooth and as your kids will most likely be playing at home, that doesn't pose much of a security rise. Mattel seems to do a decent job protecting users' privacy. If you choose to create a Mattel Login, the date of birth is used to flag children under 13, and then immediately deleted. Anyone over the age of 13 though, may have their personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes, which means you'll probably be getting ads for more toys. As a parent, you're probably getting a ton of those already.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Date of birth, parent's email address
How does it use this data?
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?
Connection via secure Bluetooth
Mattel has a bug bounty process for people to report security vulerabilities.