Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Microsoft $249.99
Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

Omnisonic sound. 13 levels of noise cancelation. Advanced microphones in both ears (microphones in your ears, what?). Voice dictation for your Outlook emails. Yup, these Surface headphones from Microsoft have all that according to their website. Microsoft really wants you to pair this with their Surface computers and tablets. It connects to other things like your phone and non-Surface computer via Bluetooth though. And remember, advanced microphones in both ears!

What could happen if something goes wrong

Microsoft seems to do a pretty good job with privacy and security. They don't sell your personal data and while they may use it to market to you, they aren't like Amazon or Google where they are trying to learn every single thing about your to target you with a constant stream of ads. So, the worst thing that could probably happen to you with these Bluetooth headphones is that you look kinda dorky as you dictate your Outlook emails to those microphones in both ears.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Microsoft does not sell your personal data.

How can you control your data?

You can manage your data via the Microsoft Privacy dashboard. https://account.microsoft.com/account/

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Needs Improvement

In December, 2019 250 million internal customer service and support logs were exposed online.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Microsoft has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc/bounty

Privacy policy

Yes

Microsoft's privacy policy contains "learn more" links that have more detailed information.

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info

Updates

Microsoft Security Shocker As 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online
Davey Winder
A new report reveals that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning 14 years, have been exposed online without password protection.

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