Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Warning: *privacy not included with this product

Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Review date: 11/02/2020

Artie is a little robot designed to help teach kids to code. It's marketed to parents and educators as an"award-winning coding robot." With built-in WiFi, a variety of coding apps, remote control, and even the ability to draw, Artie sounds pretty darn fun. It's got the STEM learning chops many parents are looking for. Unfortunately, the company never replied to our questions about Artie's privacy and security. And the only privacy policy we could find applies only to their website, not Artie or the app that controls Artie. All that makes it really hard to tell if Artie is a good bot or a bad bot.

What could happen if something goes wrong

We want to love Artie and his code teaching abilities. Unfortunately, the lack of a privacy policy that applies to the device is a red flag. We'd like to see a teaching tool do better and having a privacy policy for the device is a pretty basic thing. Unfortunately, we couldn't determine if this product mets our Minimum Security Standards because the company didn't respond to us. So we don't know what measures they take to protect their users. Not knowing that, we have to warn this product could come with *Privacy Not Included.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: N/A

Microphone

Device: No

App: N/A

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: N/A

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Unknown. The privacy policy applies only to the website, not to the Artie device or app specifically.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

No

We were unable to determine if this device uses encryption.

Encryption

Unknown

We were unable to determine if this device uses encryption.

Strong password

Not applicable

The device creates a WiFi hotspot, which does not require a password.

Security updates

Unknown

We were unable to determine whether this device receives regular security updates.

Manages vulnerabilities

Unknown

We were unable to determine whether the company manages security vulnerabilities.

Privacy policy

No

Educational Insights has a privacy policy but it doesn't appear to apply to the device – only the company's website.

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

No

Company contact info

Phone Number

800-995-4436

Live Chat

No

Twitter

No