Dash the Robot
Can it spy on me
What does it know about me
Can I control it
Company shows it cares about its customers
What could happen if something went wrong
The app for the toy accesses the microphone on your phone or tablet, so if hacked, there’s the potential someone could listen in to your child using the app. We did receive this statement from the company: "The robot's microphones are very crude and only capable of determining that they hear a voice-like sound. And that is when they turn towards the sound. There's no facility for recording audio via the robot, and although audio can be recorded at the app and then transferred to the robot, there is no mechanism for retrieving that audio digitally either via Bluetooth or any other mechanism short of an extremely skilled engineer physically taking the robot apart. The audio recorded in the app is not stored on the app's device and is not transmitted to the cloud; it is only transferred to the robot via Bluetooth so it's all local."