Google Chromecast this product meets our minimum security standards
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Google Chromecast

Review Date 10/23/2019

"Hey Google!" That will become your new favorite saying if you go the route of the Chromecast. This little dongle--available in Regular and Ultra for the 4K HD option--lets you stream what you're watching or listening to on your phone or tablet to your TV. It works with Google Home devices too. So just shout, "Hey Google, play Black Mirror" and off it goes, no remote needed.

Minimum Security Standards

Five basic steps every company should take to protect consumer privacy. Learn more.

Overall Security Rating
4.5/5 star
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Google (and its partner websites and apps) may target you with ads based on your searches, location, websites and apps you’ve used, videos and ads you’ve seen, age range, gender, etc. Google says that your personal data is never sold to third parties.
Can you delete your data?
Collects biometrics data?
Google collects and may review voice data from interactions with the Google Home.
User friendly privacy info?
Google has several privacy pages explaining its approach to privacy in simple language. It has Nest-specific privacy information in one central location.

What could happen if something went wrong

Google knows what videos you've watched--including that one time you went down a pimple popping video rabbit hole. Now, you keep getting recommended videos for really gross stuff on YouTube.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (844) 400-2278
Email No
Twitter madebygoogle