Athena Safety Wearable this product meets our minimum security standards
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Athena Safety Wearable

We live in a world where women aren't safe. Women fear violence too often walking home, going for a jog, heading out on a date, living. This little wearable is a direct result of the unfortunate world women live in. Put this tiny, little low-energy Bluetooth device on while you are out and if you feel unsafe you can push the button to send an alert to a group of pre-selected contacts. Or push the button longer to let out an audible alarm to let people around you know you are in trouble. The app can share your location with your selected contacts. A good idea, and a sad world that we need this.

Can it spy on me

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

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes
This product uses secure Bluetooth.

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
There are security authentication measures in place on this device. From an independent security audit: "By using Secure Connection Only Mode, any connection to Athena requires authentication, and once paired, you cannot pair a second device."
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 (267) 587-6271
Live Chat No
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

They have done a seemingly good job of building privacy into this device. Just be careful who you include in your emergency contacts with access to your status. Someone with bad intentions could flip the safety ideals behind this product on their head.

Updates

Bluetooth and Personal Protection Device Security Analysis
Duo Labs
There were no issues outside of the pairing process, but even that is mitigated to the point of not being an issue.

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