Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 2, 2020

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Samsung bills this as, "the watch that watches out for you." This stylish, smart fitness watches watches you a lot. It will track your heart with an ECG to see if you have signs of Atrial Fibrillation. It monitors the amount of oxygen in your blood. It can even monitor to see if you've fallen and can't get up. All that plus a built-in running coach, Samsung Pay, and all the standard tracking of sleep, stress, steps, calories and more. Just beware, Samsung may also like to watch you too. The company collects and potentially sells your personal health data to consumer data resellers.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

This device tracks your location, heart rate, sleep patterns, stress and more. That's a lot of personal information gathered in one place. And Samsung says they may share your data with business affiliates who make predictions about your interests and target you with ads. That means it's possible you could get have crazy insomnia and sleep terribly for a couple months, Samsung could know that and share that data with someone who will target you with ads for sleeping pills everywhere you go. You try the sleeping pills out, get addicted, and end up needing rehab. OK, this is probably not likely, but also not impossible in our digital ad economy.
mobile Privacy warning Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: No

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

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

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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