Kano Coding Kits

Kano Coding Kits

Kano
Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy
Is magic strong with you and your kids? With a wave of their hands, your kids can enter the magic world of Harry Potter, Frozen, or find the Force from Star Wars within themselves. This kit teaches kids how to code with step-by-step challenges. Complete one to open up others. Then share your creations online in Kano's community of young coders. Hermione, Elsa and BB-8 approve.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

We've long been fans of Kano's coding kits. They seem to take a strong stance of privacy and security. So, what could go wrong? Not a whole lot really. Kids—big and small—could learn to code while piloting the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field. Nothing wrong with that!
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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?

Kano does not share your personal data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. However, Kano can share aggregated, de-identified data with anyone. This means that Kano strips your data of personal information and then pools it with other user data, and can share that with anyone.

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?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Hardware updates not needed

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Kano's privacy policy is written in fairly simple language.

Does the product use AI? information

Yes

AI is used for moderation in Kano World (the online community)

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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