Mycroft Mark 1
Review date: 11/01/2018
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.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
There is no default password and users encouraged to create a unique password.
Yes. The user needs to opt in to automatic security updates.
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."