Mycroft Mark 1

Mycroft Mark 1

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy
This is not your average smart speaker. Not by a long shot. This smart speaker is 100% open source, meaning it is designed to be altered, modified, remixed, and improved any way you like. And even if you don't have the technical know-how to hack your smart speaker, the Mycroft Mark 1 is still your friend. The good folks at Mycroft place a high premium on privacy, security, and being good in the world. Go check them out!

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Not much. Mycroft is a company building products the right way when it comes to privacy and security. They also show they care about consumers by having one of the easiest to read privacy policies we have in this guide.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: No

Tracks location

Device: No

App: No

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?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

There is no default password and users encouraged to create a unique password.

Security updates

Yes

Yes. The user needs to opt in to automatic security updates.

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

The company has no bug bounty program, but their code is open source. From the company: "We encourage early public disclosure via our Github repos and the Issue process there so the community can react as a whole appropriately."

Privacy policy

Yes

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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