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KidKraft Amazon Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen & Market
Looking to teach your five year old about shopping and cooking at a very young age? Who better to trust than Amazon's Alexa? (We can actually think of a whole bunch of better options to teach young kids about shopping than Amazon's Alexa, but roll with us here.) KidKraft has paired up with Amazon's Alexa for this wooden kitchen and market set complete with self-checkout, working smart scanner, fridge, freezer, and even a smart faucet. Plop an Alexa smart speaker (sold separately) in the middle of the kitchen and that, along with a bunch of RFID sensors, will play with your kids. We'll give them this, potentially training kids at an early age to buy stuff while hanging out with Alexa sure feels like a solid business model. We're pretty worried about the privacy implications of this though.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
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What data does the company collect?
KidKraft promises that any Personal Information they may receive from users they have actual knowledge to be under the age of 16 will be purged from their database. With no Alexa Skill related policy we are unable to confirm what data this might collect or how the voice interactions might be used.
How does the company use this data?
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What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 3 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
No Alexa Skill related policy. No mention of children data in the European version of the policy.
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
No product- and Alexa Skill-related policy.
Is this AI untrustworthy?
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