Sony WF-1000XM3 this product meets our minimum security standards
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Sony WF-1000XM3

Review Date 10/23/19

Tiny little wireless earbuds that cancel noise, play music, let you make calls, and bug Google Assistant with all your questions (but not Alexa, did we finally find something without Alexa built in?!) Sony's entry into the wireless earbud market looks cool and comes with a "high-friction rubber surface" that's supposed to keep them snug in your ear, even if that feature sounds kinda funny. Sony, can we please talk for a minute about how you've developed the world's most confusing naming system for your headphone? Because, really, what is up with that?

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Overall Security Rating
4.5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
N/A
The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

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

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
May use aggregated, de-identified data for analytics and product improvement.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
No
Sony's privacy information is written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to consumers.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

We couldn't find too much that could go wrong with these wireless headphones. We suppose you might go and try to read their privacy policy, get lulled into boredom by the complex, legal language and fall asleep with the volume on your headphones up way too loud, causing hearing loss. Don't listen to you music so loud when reading privacy policies! And Sony, make your privacy information more accessible to consumers.

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