Samsung Galaxy Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tablets

Samsung $229.99 - $679.99
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

You want a tablet but you don't want an iPad. Samsung's Galaxy Android tablets--of which it feels like there are a million versions--are a good option. Use them like an iPad. Use them like a laptop. Use them like a giant phone or little TV. It seems there is an option and price range for everyone. Just beware, Samsung might sell your personal data and nobody wants that.

What could happen if something goes wrong

As with all tablets, it's good to lock them down with a passcode to protect all the data and information you'll keep on them. Otherwise, someone could get in there, access your email, and email your boss terrible things that get you fired. That'd be bad. Something else that may be bad is that Samsung says in their privacy policy they may share or sell your data with others, like commercial data resellers. Taking your personal information and selling it for profit is another way companies make money off you and it's not great.

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

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.
Galaxy users, take note: Samsung's probably selling your data
JR Raphael
Relying on Google services, as most of us Android-carrying primates do, comes with a certain tradeoff. It's no big secret or anything: Google makes its money by selling ads, which are more effective when they're catered to our interests — the subjects we tend to search about, the things we buy (when Google knows about 'em, at least), and often even the places we go with our location-enabled phones in tow (and/or in toe, for the monkeys among us).

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