Review date: 11/02/2020
Tiny little wireless earbuds that cancel noise, play music, let you make calls, and bug Google Assistant or Alexa with all your questions. Sony's wireless earbuds look cool and comes with a "high-friction rubber surface" that's supposed to keep them snug in your ear, even if that feature sounds kinda funny. Sony, can we please talk for a minute about how you've developed the world's most confusing naming system for your headphone though? Because, really, what is up with that?
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?
If using the headphones connect app, the following data is collected: Name, email address, postal code, date of birth
If you enable Alexa or the Google Assistant, your voice data will go back to those providers
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
You can use the headphones without having to create a password. The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password. If you choose to use the app, it does require a password if you'd like to use the "Backup and restoration of settings" functionality.
This is optional. Select "Automatic download of software" of ‘Headphones Connect’" app to enable you to automatically keep your software updated.
Sony has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://hackerone.com/sony