Apple Airpods this product meets our minimum security standards
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Apple Airpods

Review Date 10/23/2019

You know how Santa is famous for knowing if you've been bad or good? He's got nothing on Apple's wireless earbuds that are "always on and always connected." They know when they're in your ear, when you take them out, when you're talking--Hey Siri!--and when you're listening. They connect to your iPhone and your Apple Watch at the same time, so you can...get confused about which device is playing? These earbuds sound almost too smart for their own good. Either that, or they really are magical as Apple says.

Minimum Security Standards

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Overall Security Rating
4.5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
N/A
The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: No | App: N/A
Microphone
Device: Yes | App: N/A
Tracks Location
Device: Yes | App: N/A

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Apple does not share your data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. All of your Siri voice requests are anonymous and Apple auto-deletes them after 6 months.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
May use voice recognition to identify your voice.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Apple's privacy information is written in fairly simple, easy-to-read language. They recently refreshed their privacy pages so it's centralized and written in a visual format.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Things that go in your ears that are always on, always connected, and always listening--seems like there's the possibility something could go wrong. Fortunately, Apple has a pretty good record when it comes to privacy and security.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (800) 275–2273
Twitter applesupport