Instant Pot Smart WiFi

Instant Pot Smart WiFi

Review date: Oct. 23, 2019

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy
For those who might be unaware, the Instant Pot pressure cooker has a cult-like following by cooks all around the world. People loooove these pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, multi-tasking meal-making beasts. And now there is one with built-in WiFi that lets you make the yogurt or cheese cake or pot roast from anywhere around the world (kinda, someone still has to actually put the ingredients in the pot). Plop in those beans and then go monitor how they are cooking from the bathtub. Soon you'll find yourself in the Cult of Instant Pot too.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

The folks at Instant Pot didn't respond to our privacy and security questions so we were unable to tell if they have a program in place to catch and fix security vulnerabilities. Otherwise, they seem to do a decent job with security and privacy. Which is good because it would be awful to have your Instant Pot hacked and have that pot roast you were making for dinner ruined.
mobile Privacy 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?

How can you control your data?

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

Average

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

Unknown

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit for communications between the device and the app.

Strong password

Yes

You need to create an account and password through the Instant Pot app before pairing. The pressure cooker is a WiFi hotspot, so you connect directly to the cooker via WiFi.

Security updates

Yes

Does it get regular software/firmware updates?

Manages vulnerabilities

Can’t Determine

We were unable to determine whether the company manages security vulnerabilities.

Privacy policy

Yes

Does it have a privacy policy?

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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