Chipolo ONE Spot

Chipolo ONE Spot


Passé en revue le : 1 novembre 2023

Mozilla a effectué 8 heures de recherches

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Are you annoyed that AirTags don't have a little hole in them that you can loop your keyring through? Well, then, the Chipolo ONE Spot is for you! With it, Chipolo says, you can ~spot~ your items anytime. It works exactly the same as an AirTag and on the same Apple Find My network, but does have some minor differences. The hole!, for one. Besides that, its little "hey I'm over here!" alarm is louder. And its tracking is also slightly less precise. All in all, for an AirTag alternative, it's pretty similar to the real deal. Oh and, you should know that Chipolo makes a card-shaped one too, called the Chipolo CARD Spot, which might come in handy if you leave your wallet on the subway. How is this for privacy? Well, since is only uses the Apple Find My app, not the Chipolo app, it's pretty much the same for privacy as Apple's Airtags..which mean, pretty OK.

Que pourrait-il se passer en cas de problème ?

The Chipolo ONE Spot helps you track stuff far and wide, outside of Bluetooth range using Apple's "Find My" network. Quick privacy PSA: With anywhere-tracking, you might be tempted to track down your stolen stuff on your own, Batman-style. Please don't do that. Mostly, it's dangerous. But also, you could end up harassing an innocent person.

Now, with great network range comes great responsibility. A reminder, the Chipolo ONE Spot only works on the Apple Find My app, not on the Chipolo app and only if you have an iPhone or iPad. These puppies, just like Apple's Airtags, don't work on Android devices. So, most of this review will be about the privacy of Apple's Find My app their Airtags work on. Here's hoping that's not confusing (we admit, we were confused at first).

The biggest concern with Apple's own AirTag trackers when they came out earlier in 2021 was whether they could be abused for stalking. Unfortunately, they could and they are. It's a serious problem that applies to all trackers that use large networks. Now, most trackers on the market, including Chipolo, added an Unwanted Tracking Protection feature that tells users how to find and disable unwanted trackers that may be following them around without their consent. Is it enough? Probably not. Despite Apple taking steps to mitigate these concerns with updates to the Find My network that make it easier to know if an unknown tracker is traveling with you, they’re still not perfect.

Indeed, AirTags keep popping up in very sad news stories -- involving intimate partner homicide, vigilante justice -- and are currently the subject of a class action lawsuit because bad actors keep using them to track humans. Chipolo ONE Spot trackers raise all the same concerns. The main difference between the two trackers seems to be that Chipolo’s tracking isn’t as precise as AirTags’ (because they don’t support “ultra-wideband technology”) which either makes them somehow less creepy or just worse to use depending on who you ask.

There is hope though, that all large-network trackers will soon be less able to track people without their consent. In May 2023, Google and Apple announced that they’re teaming up to draft stronger industry-wide Bluetooth tracker safety standards that will *fingers crossed* put an end to tracker-enabled stalking. In the meantime, it looks like Android is holding off on rolling out its own Find My Device network tracking products (like the upcoming Chipolo ONE Point) until the joint protections are created and released. Good call.

Back to Chipolo's privacy practices. Chipolo doesn't collect or process data for the ONE Spot trackers, that data goes straight to Apple. And Apple's privacy policy says they can collect things like name, email address, age, location, device information, contact information, and more on you when you use their products and services. The good news is, Apple says they treat all this information as personal information. So, things like device ID and the like are treated as securely as your name and age. That’s good. And Apple says they don’t share or sell your data, which is also good. They do say they can share your data with some third parties such as business partners, service providers, and others as you give your permission. For the most part, this sharing looks pretty normal for the services they provide.

So what’s the worst that could happen? It's simple. A Chipolo ONE Spot tracker could be used to stalk an unsuspecting person, putting them in danger. This is the scary reality of our world with small, cheap tracking devices tied into a network of millions of connected devices. People, please don't stalk other people! It's the creepiest of the creepy and nobody likes it.

Conseils pour vous protéger

- Check the tips on how to know if someone is tracking you without your consent.
- Do not sign up with third-party accounts. Better just log in with email and strong password.
- Chose a strong password! You may use a password control tool like 1Password, KeePass etc
- Use your device privacy controls to limit access to your personal information via app (do not give access to your camera, microphone, images, location unless neccessary)
- Keep your app regularly updated
- Limit ad tracking via your device (eg on iPhone go to Privacy -> Advertising -> Limit ad tracking) and biggest ad networks (for Google, go to Google account and turn off ad personalization)
- Request your data be deleted once you stop using the app. Simply deleting an app from your device usually does not erase your personal data.
- When starting a sign-up, do not agree to tracking of your data if possible."

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Apple Privacy Policy

"Apple may receive personal data about you from other individuals, from businesses or third parties acting at your direction, from our partners who work with us to provide our products and services and assist us in security and fraud prevention, and from other lawful sources.

- Individuals. Apple may collect data about you from other individuals — for example, if that individual has sent you a product or gift card, invited you to participate in an Apple service or forum, or shared content with you.
- At Your Direction. You may direct other individuals or third parties to share data with Apple. For example, you may direct your mobile carrier to share data about your carrier account with Apple for account activation, or for your loyalty program to share information about your participation so that you can earn rewards for Apple purchases.
- Apple Partners. We may also validate the information you provide — for example, when creating an Apple ID, with a third party for security, and for fraud-prevention purposes.

For research and development purposes, we may use datasets such as those that contain images, voices, or other data that could be associated with an identifiable person. <...> When using such datasets for research and development, we do not attempt to reidentify individuals who may appear therein."

"Apple does not sell your personal data including as 'sale' is defined in Nevada and California. Apple also does not 'share' your personal data as that term is defined in California."

"Apple may share personal data with Apple-affiliated companies, service providers who act on our behalf, our partners, developers, and publishers, or others at your direction. Apple does not share personal data with third parties for their own marketing purposes."

"Apple uses personal data to power our services, to process your transactions, to communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also use personal data for other purposes with your consent."

"Ad Targeting Information. To see information about you that may be used to deliver targeted ads by Apple’s advertising platform, including the segments that you are in."

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Apple Privacy Policy

"At Apple, we respect your ability to know, access, correct, transfer, restrict the processing of, and delete your personal data. We have provided these rights to our global customer base..."

"There may be situations where we cannot grant your request — for example, if you ask us to delete your transaction data and Apple is legally obligated to keep a record of that transaction to comply with law. We may also decline to grant a request where doing so would undermine our legitimate use of data for anti-fraud and security purposes, such as when you request deletion of an account that is being investigated for security concerns. Other reasons your privacy request may be denied are if it jeopardizes the privacy of others, is frivolous or vexatious, or would be extremely impractical."

"Apple retains personal data only for so long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including as described in this Privacy Policy or in our service-specific privacy notices, or as required by law. We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and our service-specific privacy summaries. When assessing retention periods, we first carefully examine whether it is necessary to retain the personal data collected and, if retention is required, work to retain the personal data for the shortest possible period permissible under law."

Quel est l’historique de l’entreprise en matière de protection des données des utilisateurs et utilisatrices ?

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In July 2023, Apple and Amazon were fined by Spain antitrust watchdog.

In January 2023, Apple was fined €8M in French privacy case.

In 2022, Apple identified and patched serious security vulnerabilities, one that could allow hackers take full control of iOS devices.

In 2022, Apple allegedly gave user data to hackers who faked being law enforcement and forged requests for information.

In 2021, Apple had a recent serious spyware security vulnerability called Pegaus that infected iPhones and other Apple devices.

In 2021, a major data leak was reported of 61 million fitness tracker data records, including Apple's Healthkit data, by the third party company GetHealth. In September 2021, a group of security researchers discovered GetHealth had an unsecured database containing over 61 million records related to wearable technology and fitness services. GetHealth accessed health data belonging to wearable device users around the world and leaked it in an non-password protected, unencrypted database. The list contained names, birthdates, weight, height, gender, and geographical location, as well as other medical data, such as blood pressure.

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Apple Privacy Policy

"Apple understands the importance of safeguarding the personal data of children, which we consider to be an individual under the age of 13 or the equivalent age as specified by law in your jurisdiction. That is why Apple has implemented additional processes and protections to help keep children's personal data safe.

To access certain Apple services, a child must have a child Apple ID. A child Apple ID may be created by the parent or, in the case of a Managed Apple ID, by the child's educational institution."

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