Apple Homepod this product meets our minimum security standards
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Apple Homepod

7 beamforming tweeters, 6 microphone array, 1 high-excursion woofer, and a partridge and a pear tree! This fancy smart speaker from Apple comes with six built in smart microphones. That's a lot of listening. Apple promises anything you say after "Hey Siri" is encrypted and sent anonymously to Apple's servers though, so you should be safe. Apple also claims this speaker has a big brain with spatial awareness and can learn all about the room you put it in to deliver the best sound. When you listen to those 11 drummers drumming they're gonna sound awesome.

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: No | App: No

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

College

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Yes
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Can't determine

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (800) 275–2273
Live Chat Yes
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

Apple has a pretty good record with privacy and security. Still, it's always listening, and if someone hacked it, there's 6 microphones keeping track of your every word.

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