Hot Wheels TechMods

Hot Wheels TechMods

Mattel
Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy
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.
mobile Privacy warning Security A.I.

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?

Login/registration is not required to play with the Hot Wheels TechMods.If you choose to create a Mattel Login, the date of birth is used to flag children, and then immediately deleted. Personal information may be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

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

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Connection via secure Bluetooth

Strong password

N/A

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Mattel has a bug bounty process for people to report security vulerabilities.

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

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

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


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