Sonos One SL
Review date: 11/02/2020
Sonos took their Sonos One smart speaker and made it dumb. Seems there is a market for privacy-minded people who just want a speaker for playing music, not with a built-in microphone that could be spying on you. This Sonos One SL is just like the Sonos One minus the microphone listening for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant commands. Control it with the Sonos app over WiFi, not Bluetooth, or use Apple Airplay to stream your music. To think, a speaker simply built to play music and not listen to you all day long. Crazy!
What could happen if something goes wrong
This is a very good privacy-minded device. It has no built-in microphone to listen, record, or send data back to Amazon or Google, so not a whole lot can go wrong. Sonos does a pretty good job with privacy and security as a whole.Sonos did have a small privacy goof early in 2020 when they sent an email to 450 customers and revealed all of their email addresses to each other. To be fair, we've all probably made a mistake like that so we'll cut them a little slack.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number, password
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
An email sent by Sonos to 450 customers revealed all of their email addresses to each other in January 2020.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Encrypts the device itself and communications with cloud services.
Automatic updates are enabled by default.
Sonos does not have an official bug bounty program, but invites responsible disclosure of security bugs.