SmartThings Outlet

SmartThings Outlet

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy
Picture it. You're cozy in bed, reading a book with your cat curled on top of you. Your eyes grow heavy, it's time to turn the lights off and go to sleep. Except, if you turn over to flip the light switch you'll disturb your sleeping kitty. That can't happen! Now picture your bedside lamp plugged into a smart outlet operated through Alexa or Google Assistant. All you have to do is say, "Hey Alexa, turn the light off," and fade into sweet dreams with your kitty in place. How did we ever survive before technology?

What could happen if something goes wrong?

It could expose information about your daily routine based on when you turn things on and off and that data could be used against you.
mobile Privacy Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

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

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

No

Encryption

No

This product relies on the security of your local WiFi network for encryption.

Strong password

Can’t Determine

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

The company has a bug bounty program.

Privacy policy

Yes

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

*privacy not included

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