Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3

Review date: Oct. 23, 2019

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Mozilla says

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People voted: A little creepy
What's this? Headphones that actually tout themselves as something that plays music and cancels sound? It's refreshing to see. Sony seems to focus on all things audio with these pricey, critically acclaimed wireless headphones. Sure, they still have Alexa and Google Assistant built-in. For the most part though, Sony keeps it all about what you hear--or don't hear--when put these things on. Sounds good.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

We couldn't find too much that could go wrong with these wireless headphones. We suppose you might go and try to read their privacy policy, get lulled into boredom by the complex, legal language and fall asleep with the volume on your headphones up way too loud, causing hearing loss. Don't listen to you music so loud when reading privacy policies! And Sony, make your privacy information more accessible to consumers.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: No

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

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.

Strong password

N/A

The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.

Security updates

Yes

Does it get regular software/firmware updates?

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

Privacy policy

Yes

Does it have a privacy policy?

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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