Onyx Boox

Advertencia: *privacidad no incluida con este producto

Onyx Boox

Onyx International Inc.
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Fecha de la reseña: 8 de Noviembre de 2021

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On the surface, Onyx Boox eReaders sound kinda cool. They run on the open Android operating system, which makes them versatile when it comes to the third-party apps you can use on them. They also come with options for large screens and note-taking abilities. All this is good. Unfortunately, that’s where the good seems to end. Researching these Chinese-made eReaders was an exercise in how sketchy things can get on the internet. We warn buyers to beware if you decide to shop for this product. Read on to find out why.

¿Qué podría pasar si algo falla?

Where to start on just how badly it seems privacy is not included with these eReaders? First, there’s how difficult it is to even safely purchase them. There are multiple websites that claim to sell these eReaders, unfortunately, many of these seem to be sketchy reseller scams sites. If you do decide to buy this product, do your homework and make sure you’re buying from the actual Chinese company’s website — shop.boox.com -— and not a questionable Russian reseller site like onyxboox.com. If you find them on Amazon, look that they are being sold by Onyx International Inc. Even then, it seems you could be getting a questionable product. At least Amazon has a good return policy.

Next, we could find no actual eReader privacy policy for these devices. The only privacy policy we could uncover was for the shop.boox.com website, not for the actual devices. So we have no idea what personal information they might be collecting or how they might be using it. In our journey around the internet to try and uncover what we could about these eReaders, we stumbled across a random Reddit thread where one Onyx eReader consumer posted their concerns about a privacy policy they got on their eReader after purchase. We’ll share that with you here with the caveat that it’s a Reddit thread so, you know, it’s not exactly a verifiable source.

We also couldn’t confirm these eReaders meet our Minimum Security Standards because, well, we couldn’t confirm much about these eReaders. The company didn’t respond to our emails requesting information. And there were no publicly available sources we could find to let us know if the company does basic things like use encryption, manage security vulnerabilities, or push security updates. The bottom line with Onyx Boox eReaders: absolutely assume that they come with privacy not included.

Consejos para protegerte

  • Double check that you are buying an Onyx Boox from the official seller “Onyx International Inc” (on Amazon), or on the official website shop.boox.com. There is evidence that there are plenty of copy versions of Onyx readers, that are sold even through Amazon and do not provide security updates.
  • Do not buy the Onyx Boox from the site onyxboox.com, as it appears to be a Russian scam reseller site.
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¿Me puede espiar? Información

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación: No aplica

Micrófono

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación: No aplica

Rastrea la ubicación

Dispositivo:

Aplicación: No aplica

¿Qué se puede usar para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila la empresa?

¿Cómo utiliza la empresa estos datos?

We did not find a privacy policy for e-readers by Onyx Boox. In 2020, a Reddit user posted photos of the policy he said he had to agree with to update his Onyx device. And there are plenty of things to worry about: according to the photo of the policy, Onyx collects a lot of data from your device, and the data can be used whenever the company believes 'it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Onyx." We would love to look closer if things changed in 2021, but unfortunately we could find no product privacy policy publicly available. We did find this page on the Onyx Boox help section, but even if it is legitimate it doesn't replace the need for an actual privacy policy.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

Can't determine

¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?

Promedio

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

¿El producto se puede usar sin conexión?

No se puede determinar

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

No

No privacy policy found for e-readers, only for the website

Enlaces a información de privacidad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad? Información

No

Cifrado

No se puede determinar

Contraseña fuerte

No se puede determinar

Actualizaciones de seguridad

No se puede determinar

Gestiona las vulnerabilidades

No se puede determinar

Política de privacidad

No

Privacy policy appears to only apply to their website, not the device

¿El producto usa AI? Información

No se puede determinar

¿Es poco confiable esta IA?

No se puede determinar

¿Qué tipo de decisiones toma la IA acerca de ti o por ti?

¿La empresa es transparente acerca del funcionamiento de la IA?

No se puede determinar

¿Tiene el usuario control sobre las características de la IA?

No se puede determinar


Noticias

A Word of Caution About Buying Onyx Boox eReaders
The ebook Reader
If you follow this website you know that I’m a big fan of Onyx’s ebook readers and note-taking devices. The open Android operating system makes them a lot more versatile than other ebook readers because you can install various reading apps, and that’s the only way to get a large screen Kindle these days.

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