Artie 3000 Coding Robot
Educational Insights $62.99

Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Review Date 10/23/19

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.
Minimum Security Standards
         
Encryption
Unknown
Security updates
Unknown
Strong password
Unknown
Manages vulnerabilities
Unknown
Privacy policy
No
Has a privacy policy but it doesn't apply to the device/app – only the website.

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Unknown (app)
Microphone
Unknown (app)
Tracks Location
Unknown (app)

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Unknown. Privacy policy applys only to the website, not the device or app.
Can you delete your data?
Unknown
Parental controls?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
No
Links to privacy information
😮

What could happen if something went wrong

We want to love Artie and his code teaching abilities. Unfortunately, Artie raises some red flags for us. For a product with built-in WiFi, we were unable to tell if Artie encrypts the data it sends between your computer and Artie and the app that controls Artie. We were also unable to tell if a password is required for the this WiFi or if it is open by default. All these questions raise the concern that Artie could be hacked and any data sent over Artie's WiFi could be open to anyone. These are not the lessons we think young coders should be learning

How to contact the company

Phone Number 800-995-4436
Live Chat None
Twitter None

Updates

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