Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV is a streaming device that gives you access to platforms such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Disney+, and more. The remote control comes with Alexa which can be used to control your entire system by voice. The Fire TV can be purchased for #39.99-$49.99 depending on the model.
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Amazon can learn all the shows you like to watch and begin targeting you with ads pertaining to this data. Be aware that this is a risk when purchasing this product.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Amazon can use data about your viewing habits to create targeted, interest-based ads.
- Fast response time and video quality.
- Works well with third party devices such as soundbars and AV receivers.
- Ad privacy concerns.
- User interface mainly promotes Amazon and partner content.