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Roku Streaming Sticks
Review date: 11/02/2020
What could happen if something goes wrong
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, address, date of birth, viewing habits
How does it use this data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Consumer Reports found that the Roku was vulnerable to hacking in 2018.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
There is a password for a Roku account but no password is required to use a Roku device once it’s set up.
Roku does not have a formal bug bounty program, but Roku has paid bounties in the past to people who disclosed security issues.
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Roku uses Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) to track what you are watching on TV. They use this information to help advertisers target you more accurately.