Tello Drone
DJI Ryze $99

Tello Drone

Review Date 10/23/19

This affordable little drone is designed to be a super fun entry-level drone for kids big and small. It takes low-end HD video and pictures. You can control it with an app on your phone. It flies for about 13-minutes on one battery charge. And it even lets you toss it in the air to get the drone party started. Just one thing, it doesn't meet Mozilla's minimum security standards and has some known security issues, which kinda takes some of the fun out of it.
Minimum Security Standards
The controller connects to the drone through WiFi.
Security updates
Strong password
Manages vulnerabilities
Privacy policy
Both DJI and Ryze have privacy policies. However, the Ryze privacy policy is not available online – only in the app.

Can it snoop on me?

Yes (device)
Yes (device)
Tracks Location
Yes (device & app)

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
May share aggregated, de-identified data for marketing or business purposes.
Can you delete your data?
Parental controls?
Collects biometrics data?
User friendly privacy info?
Links to privacy information

What could happen if something went wrong

DJI drones have been easily hacked in the past. There's even an active community around hacking the video protocols used by the Tello. For instance, a hacker can easily view streaming video being sent from the drone to the ground station. In 2017, the US Military even issued a ban on using this company's drones for military purposes. Owning an insecure flying camera could present some problems for civilians too, so buyer beware.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (818) 235 0789
Live Chat None
Twitter DJIGlobal


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