Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Edition

Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Edition

Samsung $149.99
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

Samsung's kid-friendly tablet comes with an interface full of curated kids’ content the company says will keep them "excited to come back for more." Good thing Samsung also includes a host of parental controls to let you monitor screen time and access to all that curated kids' content. For something your kids will spend so much time on, we sure wish Samsung had an easy to find page for parents' to get information about how they do—or don't—protect kids privacy when they use this tablet.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Samsung says the may sell your consumer information to data resellers. That's not fun. That's how you end up on weird email lists or getting targeted with ads about things you thought you only thought about that one time, in your head. Also, Samsung doesn't have an easy to find privacy page for how they handle your kid's personal information. That seems like something they should put front and center for a tablet targeted at kids. All in all, Samsung doesn't seem to take privacy as seriously as they should. For a device designed to get your kid hooked on it, that just doesn't seem good at all.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: Yes

App: N/A

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: N/A

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: N/A

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

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

Average

In February, 2020, Samsung had a data breach on it UK customer account pages, effecting less than 150 people.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

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

Samsung has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://security.samsungmobile.com/rewardsProgram.smsb

Privacy policy

Yes

Samsung has a page highlighting it's privacy principles. Samsung does not have any easy to find information about Kids' Privacy and the Tablet.

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

Samsung cops to data leak after unsolicited '1/1' Find my Mobile push notification
Gareth Corfield
Samsung has admitted that what it calls a "small number" of users could indeed read other people's personal data following last week's unexplained Find my Mobile notification.

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