Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Edition

Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Edition

Samsung
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Samsung's kid-friendly tablet comes with an interface full of curated kids’ content the company says will keep them "excited to come back for more." Good thing Samsung also includes a host of parental controls to let you monitor screen time and access to all that curated kids' content. For something your kids will spend so much time on, we sure wish Samsung had an easy to find page for parents' to get information about how they do—or don't—protect kids privacy when they use this tablet.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Samsung says the may sell your consumer information to data resellers. That's not fun. That's how you end up on weird email lists or getting targeted with ads about things you thought you only thought about that one time, in your head. Also, Samsung doesn't have an easy to find privacy page for how they handle your kid's personal information. That seems like something they should put front and center for a tablet targeted at kids. All in all, Samsung doesn't seem to take privacy as seriously as they should. For a device designed to get your kid hooked on it, that just doesn't seem good at all.
mobile Privacy warning Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: Yes

App: N/A

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: N/A

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: N/A

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

Samsung may share your personal information with consumer data resellers. It may have sold other information, including browsing history and search history prior to January 1, 2020.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

In February, 2020, Samsung had a data breach on it UK customer account pages, effecting less than 150 people.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Samsung has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://security.samsungmobile.com/rewardsProgram.smsb

Privacy policy

Yes

Samsung has a page highlighting it's privacy principles. Samsung does not have any easy to find information about Kids' Privacy and the Tablet.

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

Samsung cops to data leak after unsolicited '1/1' Find my Mobile push notification
The Register
Samsung has admitted that what it calls a "small number" of users could indeed read other people's personal data following last week's unexplained Find my Mobile notification.

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