Mycroft Mark 1 this product meets our minimum security standards
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Mycroft Mark 1

This is not your average smart speaker. Not by a long shot. This smart speaker is 100% open source, meaning it is designed to be altered, modified, remixed, and improved any way you like. And even if you don't have the technical know-how to hack your smart speaker, the Mycroft Mark 2 is still your friend. The good folks at Mycroft place a high premium on privacy, security, and being good in the world. Go check them out!

Can it spy on me

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

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

High school

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
No
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 is no default password and users encouraged to create a unique password.
Automatic security updates
Yes
Yes. The user needs to opt in to automatic security updates.
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
The company has no bug bounty program, but their code is open source. From the company: "We encourage early public disclosure via our Github repos and the Issue process there so the community can react as a whole appropriately."
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (816) 287-1992
Live Chat No
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

Not much. Mycroft is a company building products the right way when it comes to privacy and security. They also show they care about consumers by having one of the easiest to read privacy policies we have in this guide.

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