ikuddle Auto-Pack Litter Box

Warning: *privacy not included with this product

ikuddle Auto-Pack Litter Box

iKuddle
Wi-Fi

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Love cats but hate scooping the litter box? Have an extra $470 burning a hole in your wallet? This wood and chrome smart litter box has you and your kitty covered. Your cat poops and this litter box knows it. And will let you know it too, through an app on your phone that connects over WiFi. 30 minutes after you cat does its business, the litter box will scoop it up and pack it into a plastic bag for you to empty once a week. Or push a button on your phone to have the litter box scoop whenever you want it to. Just make sure you don't have a fat cat, as this is only recommended for kitties up to 18 pounds. Oh, and buyer beware. The product looks like it is available to buy and you can buy it, but hidden at the bottom of the page is a notice that it's only available for pre-order. We'll keep an eye out for when, or if, it actually starts shipping. Some users have noted it might be a scam.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

This product looks and sounds pretty cool on the surface. They have a nice looking website and it looks like you can purchase the product. The question is if you'll ever receive it. Some users have noted this might be a scam. On top of that, we weren't able to find a privacy policy for this product anywhere. There is no policy listed on their website. This is HUGE flag. We warn, this product comes with *Privacy Not Included. Also, the app collects personal information like email and date of birth and the app uses your camera and tracks your location. There is no way to know who is collecting that data, how it is being used, and if the app on your phone is spying on you. Having the app used to control your smart litter box leak sensitive personal information about you and your phone's contents to shady people on the internet is bad.
mobile Privacy warning Security warning A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

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?

Not specified in the privacy policy

How can you control your data?

Not specified in the privacy policy

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

Bad

This product might be a scam. We found many users complaining online that they'd paid for the product and not received it months later. Buyer beware.

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

No

Encryption

Can’t Determine

Strong password

Can’t Determine

Security updates

Can’t Determine

Manages vulnerabilities

Can’t Determine

Privacy policy

No

There was no privacy policy link on the IKuddle webpage.

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

*privacy not included

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