iRobot Root

iRobot Root

iRobot
Bluetooth

Passé en revue le : 1 novembre 2023

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Vote du public : Moyennement flippant

iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaners, also makes a coding robot for kids six and up! Who knew? Their Root robot kits—they have two—let kids learn to code by programming the robots to drive, turn, draw, light-up, play music, express itself, and more. These kits are good for multiple coding skill levels—from coding with graphical blocks to actually using full-text code. It's very cool to see iRobot—a company we like because they seem to take protecting their users' privacy seriously—make these learning robots for kids.

Que pourrait-il se passer en cas de problème ?

iRobot, the Root's parent company, has had some privacy stumbles lately. Screenshots of a woman on the toilet recorded by a test-run Roomba in 2020 ended up on Facebook. And their ongoing acquisition by privacy-bad-guy Amazon is making privacy experts worry for their future. Eek. But since all that doesn't have much to do with their coding robot, we're keeping the iRobot Root in our good books. "Best Of" even!

iRobot Root and the iRobot Coding app do seem to have solid privacy practices. In their educational robots privacy policy, it says that iRobot does not “collect, store, or process personal information from any person.” Now that is one great way to keep your personal data safe -- just don't collect it in the first place! They also say that they don’t “sell, trade, lease, or loan any information” to third parties for any reason. Great again! We appreciate that they state these things explicitly. It’s one of the simplest privacy policies we’ve had the pleasure of reading.

iRobot also shares information about how they keep even analytics and crash reporting data safe. Cool! All in all, these learning robots feel pretty safe, and fun, for your kids despite their parent company’s recent concerns. The only worry we can think of is what might happen to iRobot Root's privacy policies once the Amazon deal to buy iRobot goes through as early as February 2024. It's something to keep an eye on.

Conseils pour vous protéger

  • Keep your WiFi network password protected with a strong password.
  • 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 necessary)
  • 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.
  • mobile

Ce produit peut-il m’espionner ? informations

Caméra

Appareil : Non

Application : Non

Microphone

Appareil : Non

Application : Non

Piste la géolocalisation

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Que peut-on utiliser pour s’inscrire ?

Quelles données l’entreprise collecte-t-elle ?

Comment l’entreprise utilise-t-elle les données ?

Privacy Policy

"iRobot's educational robots and supporting mobile applications do not collect, store, or process personal information from any person, including individuals under the age of 13. “Personal information” refers to any information related to an identified/identifiable individual. An example of personal information would be your name or home address."

"iRobot may analyze non-personal information from the Root® Coding Robots, the Create® 3 Educational Robot, and iRobot Coding Companion App for trends and statistics, such as through the use of Google Analytics or other similar analytics services. “Non-personal information” is information that cannot be related to an identified/identifiable individual. An example of non-personal information would be a robot model number. If any non-personal Information is used for behavioral or product improvements, the data is aggregated and anonymous, and cannot be identified to, or associated with, any particular individual."

"iRobot does not sell, trade, lease or loan any information collected or maintained by your use of a Root® Coding Robot, Create® 3 Educational Robot, or iRobot Coding Companion App to any third party for any reason, including direct marketers, advertisers, or data brokers.

iRobot contracts with service providers to perform business functions or services on iRobot’s behalf and may share non-personal information or aggregated data with such service providers as required to perform their functions."

Comment pouvez-vous contrôler vos données ?

Privacy Policy

iRobot's educational robots and supporting mobile applications do not collect, store, or process personal information from any person, including individuals under the age of 13.

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

Moyen

iRobot Education has no known privacy or security incidents in the last three years.

Informations liées à la vie privée des enfants

"iRobot's Root® Coding Robots, Create® 3 Educational Robot, and iRobot Coding Companion App participate in the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program and do not intentionally collect or maintain information from persons under 13. If you have any questions or need to file a complaint related to our privacy policy and practices, please do not hesitate to contact the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program at [email protected]"

Ce produit peut-il être utilisé hors connexion ?

Non

Informations relatives à la vie privée accessibles et compréhensibles ?

Oui

Liens vers les informations concernant la vie privée

Ce produit respecte-t-il nos critères élémentaires de sécurité ? informations

Oui

Chiffrement

Oui

Mot de passe robuste

Oui

Mises à jour de sécurité

Oui

Gestion des vulnérabilités

Oui

Politique de confidentialité

Oui

Le produit utilise-t-il une IA ? informations

Non

*confidentialité non incluse

Pour aller plus loin

  • Amazon's Takeover of Roomba-maker on Course for Approval by February
    Gizmodo Le lien s’ouvre dans un nouvel onglet
  • Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Shared
    New York Times Le lien s’ouvre dans un nouvel onglet

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