Whistle 3 Smart Tracker

Whistle 3 Smart Tracker

Review date: 11/01/2018

Have you ever thought, "I need a Fitbit for my dog?" If so, this is the product for you. This little doohickey attaches to your dog's collar and then lets you track where she is while also monitoring her activity. It combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular tech to track your pup at all times, alert you if she leaves a "safe area", and let you know if she is getting enough exercise. You'll love it, your dog might find it a bit creepy.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Because the tracker transmits data that isn't always encrypted or authenticated, anyone with a little technical skill could see it. They could learn you aren't walking your dog regularly. They could also track all your dog's movements, which your pup--and you--might not like.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

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?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t determine

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Unknown

Encryption

Yes

In some cases, not all information is encrypted. This raises a flag.

Strong password

Yes

Customers are prompted to create a unique password. However, in some cases the tracker transmits data to the server without any authentication.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

The company has no bug bounty program, but handles security internally.

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info

Updates

I Know Where Your Pet Is
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