Microsoft Surface Headphones 2
Review date: 11/02/2020
Omnisonic sound. 13 levels of noise cancelation. Advanced microphones in both ears (microphones in your ears, what?). Voice dictation for your Outlook emails. Yup, these Surface headphones from Microsoft have all that according to their website. Microsoft really wants you to pair this with their Surface computers and tablets. It connects to other things like your phone and non-Surface computer via Bluetooth though. And remember, advanced microphones in both ears!
What could happen if something goes wrong
Microsoft seems to do a pretty good job with privacy and security. They don't sell your personal data and while they may use it to market to you, they aren't like Amazon or Google where they are trying to learn every single thing about your to target you with a constant stream of ads. So, the worst thing that could probably happen to you with these Bluetooth headphones is that you look kinda dorky as you dictate your Outlook emails to those microphones in both ears.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
In December, 2019 250 million internal customer service and support logs were exposed online.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Microsoft has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc/bounty