Tractive GPS 3G Pet Tracker
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Tractive GPS 3G Pet Tracker

Do you think your dog minds if you track his whereabouts all day long? And then share his comings and goings with your friends and family? Do dogs care about privacy? Eh, probably not, right? This little tracker uses cell service and GPS to keep real-time tabs on your pup as he scampers about. It also keeps a history of all his scamperings. That's probably not a violation of his rights, right? He probably loves it when you share all that information with your friends. Doggos are like that. People, maybe not so much.

Can it spy on me

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

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes
Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Not required
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Can't determine

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number No
Live Chat No
Email Yes
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

Someone could track you by tracking your dog and know where you go and when. Your dog might not mind, but you might not enjoy that.

Updates

I Know Where Your Pet Is
SecureList
This report highlights the potential risks for users and manufacturers. In it, we examine several trackers for potential vulnerabilities. For the study, we chose some popular models that have received positive reviews:

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