Litter Robot 3 Connect

Litter Robot 3 Connect

Whisker
Wi-Fi

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy

Never scoop cat litter again! That's the claim this robot litter box makes, and honestly, that's some damn fine marketing. We love our cats. But who really enjoys dealing with the litter box. So, if you have $550—yes, it's not cheap to live the litter box scoop-free life—this WiFi-enabled, automatic, self-cleaning litter box could be the answer to your litter scooping prayers. Not only does it do all the work for you, you can also spy on your kitty while it poops! The litter box connects to an app that tells you "recent usage history" and "waste drawer levels." So you'll always know when and how much litter box business Fluffy has done. Whoo! Talk about peace of mind.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Here’s something: Whisker, maker of the Litter-Robot 3 Connect, wins our award for the longest privacy policy we reviewed. It goes on and on and on and on. But hey, it’s better than no privacy policy, so we’re not exactly complaining (we might be complaining a little).

So, what’s the verdict on the Litter-Robot 3 Connect? Well, the good news is, the company says they don’t sell your data. Good! They do say they engage in personalized advertising, which, hey, just about everyone does these days. That’s the reality of our digital ad economy. Part of the reason their privacy policy is so long is they list out all the advertising entities they work with, from Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Amazon, Microsoft, and lots more. We actually don’t mind that the company lays out everyone (and we mean everyone) they advertise with. Just know if you share data with this company, you’ll likely see ads in lots of places.

What’s the worst that could happen with your fancy robot litter box? Probably not too much, although anything with a WiFi connection could always be compromised and then compromise all the WiFi in your home. That’s not likely, but the potential is there. Here’s hoping no one ends up spying on you as you spy on your cat pooping.

Tips to protect yourself

mobile Privacy Security 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?

Whisker does not sell any personal information of consumers and does not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.

Personal data may be used for advertisement purposes.

How can you control your data?

Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed. Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of the privacy policy. Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted.

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

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Really long privacy policy. It's got all the information, just not exactly concise.

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

No


News

How do I select Litter-Robot WiFi?
Litter Robot
Litter Robot's own instructions using "neverscoop" as the default password.

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