Sphero BB-8 Robot
Review date: 11/01/2018
“This is the droid you are looking for,” says the website. Impossible to argue with that. Who doesn't want a little BB-8 droid they can control with their phone via Bluetooth? Or send the little guy out to patrol on his own. It also comes with something called “holographic simulation” which seems very important to help the Resistance. Hopefully there is no Dark Side here.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Security researchers found it wasn't hard to hack into and take control of Sphero robots. However, if someone did, there's not much they could do except maybe torment your cat.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
We reached out to the company to ask if they used encryption in their device, as we did with every company in this guide. Here is their response: “Sphero is not interested in releasing any of these details you have requested.”