Apple Homepod Mini

Apple Homepod Mini

Apple
WiFi Bluetooth

Data da avaliação: 8 de Novembro de 2021

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“Full-range driver and dual passive radiators!” No idea what that means but Apple makes that sounds like the coolest thing ever in these little round, colorful globes of a smart speaker. The Homepod Mini comes in five colors with four built in smart microphones to listen for all those, "Hey Siri" requests. Apple promises anything you say after "Hey Siri" is encrypted and associated to a random identifier on Apple's servers though, so hopefully your voice requests are safe. And iPhone owners, you're in luck! Apple says personalized listening suggestions will appear magically on your iPhone when you hold it next to your Homepod without having to unlock your phone. There goes the privacy of your playlist.

O que pode acontecer se algo der errado?

Apple does a pretty good job with privacy and security as a company. Although they did recently suffer a bad security vulnerability that resulted in spyware that could allow bad actors to record calls and messages and even turn the device camera and microphone on without the user knowing. Apple did patch the security vulnerability. This is a good reminder that even the best companies can be vulnerable to high level hacking.

They say they don't share or sell your data and Apple takes special care to make sure your Siri requests aren't associated with you, which is great. Apple did face backlash in 2019 when it came to light their contractors were regularly listening in on confidential personal conversations when they were reviewing the voice assistant's recordings. Apple changed their policy so users weren't automatically opted-in to human voice review. Recently, Apple made another positive change for your Siri voice requests -- many audio requests for things like setting timers or alarms or controlling music will no longer be sent over the internet to their servers, instead processing them directly on the Homepod. This is better for your privacy.

However, it's always good to remember if you buy this product you're bringing four microphones that are always listening into your home. Here's hoping Apple doesn't let more strangers listen in to all you say! We're sure glad to see the steps they are taking to make sure that doesn't happen.

Dicas para se proteger

  • Check out Apple Homepod privacy controls.
  • You can say “Hey Siri, stop listening” to turn off speech recognition for a period of time.
  • You can turn off location services on your Homepod, too.
  • Before you give HomePod to someone else, you should remove it from the Home app.
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Câmera

Dispositivo: Não

Aplicativo: Não aplicável

Microfone

Dispositivo: Sim

Aplicativo: Não aplicável

Rastreia localização

Dispositivo: Não

Aplicativo: Não aplicável

O que pode ser usado para se inscrever?

Que dados a empresa coleta?

Como a empresa usa esses dados?

Apple says it does not share your data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. In June 2021, Apple announced that it will no longer send Siri requests to its servers, but instead will process them at the device level.

Como você pode controlar seus dados?

Apple retains personal data only for so long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including as described in their Privacy Policy or in their service-specific privacy notices, or as required by law. No specific data retention details are provided.

Qual é o histórico conhecido da empresa na proteção de dados dos usuários?

Precisa de melhorias

Apple had a recent serious security vulnerability. From Firewall Times: "In September 2021, researchers discovered that a spyware called Pegasus had infected iPhones and other Apple Devices via a ‘zero click exploit’, granting the spyware broad power over a users’ device. Once infected, the spyware could record calls and messages and even turn the device camera and microphone on without the user knowing. Pegasus was produced by the NSO Group, an Israel-based company that sells its spyware to governments such as Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Though this spyware would presumably be used to surveil terrorists and criminal enterprises, these governments have also used it to spy on activists, politicians, and journalists. As of September 13, 2021, Apple has patched the exploit."

Este produto pode ser usado offline?

Sim

WiFi is needed to set it up.

Informações de privacidade fáceis de entender?

Sim

Apple has a webpage highlighting its privacy principles and features. Apple begins its privacy policy with a statement of principles. While this statement is very long, it is clearly broken out into relevant topics.

Links para informações de privacidade

Este produto atende aos nossos padrões mínimos de segurança? informações

Sim

Criptografia

Sim

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Senha forte

Sim

Atualizações de segurança

Sim

Gerencia vulnerabilidades

Sim

Apple has a bug bounty program.

Política de privacidade

Sim

O produto usa inteligência artificial? informações

Sim

Some of Apple's AI research can be found at https://machinelearning.apple.com/.

Esta inteligência artificial não é confiável?

Não foi possível determinar

Que tipo de decisões a inteligência artificial faz sobre você ou por você?

Apple states in its privacy policy, "Apple does not take any decisions involving the use of algorithms or profiling that significantly affect you." Apple employs machine learning in many different ways, from using it to to improve Siri to using it to sharpen the photos that you take.

A empresa é transparente sobre como funciona a inteligência artificial?

Sim

O usuário tem controle sobre os recursos da inteligência artificial?

Sim


Novidades

Apple’s AI plan: a thousand small conveniences
The Verge
AI has become an integral part of every tech company’s pitch to consumers. Fail to hype up machine learning or neural networks when unveiling a new product, and you might as well be hawking hand-cranked calculators.
Apple overhauls Siri to address privacy concerns and improve performance
The Guardian
Apple will no longer send Siri requests to its servers, the company has announced, in a move to substantially speed up the voice assistant’s operation and address privacy concerns.
Apple Data Breaches: Full Timeline Through 2021
Firewall Times
Below, we’ll go into detail on the full history of Apple breaches, starting with the most recent.

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