Sonos One SL this product meets our minimum security standards
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Sonos One SL

Review Date 10/23/2019

Sonos did something interesting this year. They took their Sonos One smart speaker and made it dumb. Seems there is a market for privacy-minded people who just want a speaker for playing music, not with a built-in microphone that could be spying on you. This Sonos One SL is just like the Sonos One minus the microphone listening for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant commands. Control it with the Sonos app over WiFi, not Bluetooth, or use Apple Airplay to stream your music. To think, a speaker simply built to play music and not listen to you all day long. Crazy!

Minimum Security Standards

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Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encrypts the device itself and communications with cloud services.
Security updates
Automatic updates are enabled by default.
Strong password
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Sonos does not have an official bug bounty program, but invites responsible disclosure of security bugs.
Privacy policy
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Sonos says it does not share your personal data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
Can you delete your data?
User friendly privacy info?
Sonos' privacy policy is written in fairly simple language but could be more accessible.
Links to privacy information

What could happen if something went wrong

This is a very good privacy-minded device as far as we can tell. Sonos does a good job with privacy and security. And without the built-in speaker sending data to Amazon or Google, your data and listening preferences stay with you in your home.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (800) 680-2345
Live Chat None
Twitter SonosSupport


Misconfigured Networks Vulnerable to PewDiePie Prank
We've been investigating a small number of households with improperly configured networks, such that Sonos players and other devices become accessible from the Internet, and someone instigated a prank to play a message in support of YouTube star PewDiePie on those systems.

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