WyzeCam

WyzeCam

Review date: Oct. 23, 2019

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy
If you've got $20 burning a hole in your pocket and have always wanted an HD, night vision, motion detecting, time-lapse, continuous recording video camera with two-way audio that meets our minimum security standards, well, here you go! This little camera really does seem to have it all--as long as you have a microSD card for recording. Baby cam, pet cam, security cam, surveillance cam, game cam, cam cam--whatever cam you want. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant too. Going all Big Brother has never been cheaper.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

For a $20 connected security camera, these cameras seem to do privacy and security pretty well. If you're super into the technical details, you can dig into some of the more techy privacy discussions in the link below. With any connected camera, you should be a little wary someone, somewhere may be able to assess it at some time. However, the biggest concern with this camera really might be that you get carried away, buy a bunch of them because they are so affordable, and put yourself under 24/7 surveillance. You'd become your own Big Brother.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

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?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

The live video feed and other communications are encrypted between the camera and the server.

Strong password

Yes

Do you have to create a strong 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

Dive Deeper

  • Tinycam Secure Connection?
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  • Wyze camera data leak: How to secure your account right now
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