Bolt this product meets our minimum security standards
Sphero $149.99

Bolt

Review Date 10/23/19

Meet the disco ball of programmable learning robot toys for kids. The little bot--about the size of a apple--comes with lots and lots of lights and sensors kids can program though an app on their phone, tablet, or computer. Bolt comes with an 8x8 light matrix, light sensors, infrared sensors, a magnetic compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and even it's own protractor! It's enough to made the nerd in all of us happy.

Minimum Security Standards

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Overall Security Rating
4.5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Sphero pushes automatic updates to its devices and verifies the code to ensure it's authentic.
Strong password
N/A
The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Sphero has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. The company also performs regular security audits.
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Sphero does not share your personal data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. If you use Sphero Edu in school, the child's data is shared with teachers and parents.Sphero's privacy policy is written in fairly simple language. They also have additional user-friendly privacy and security pages.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Parental controls?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Sphero's privacy policy is written in fairly simple language. They also have additional user-friendly privacy and security pages.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

You should be able to feel pretty safe playing with the Bolt at home. It meets our Minimum Security Standards and doesn't share your data. However, if your youngster uses Sphero Edu in school, your child's data is shared with teachers and with parents. That's likely not that big of a deal. However, it is something to consider, as we're seeing school and educational setting become an area of growing concern for how they protect--or don't--children's data.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (888) 977-4376
Live Chat None
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