Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Furbo Dog Camera with Dog Nanny

Tomofun Co. Ltd.
4/10

Summary

The Furbo Dog Camera allows you to see your dog while you're out of the house through an app that has 24-hour event based cloud recording. There is also two-way audio so you can speak directly to your dog, and alerts are provided when something strange happens. The device can be purchased for $199, not including the optional paid subscription for extra customizable alerts and cloud settings.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Furbo does seem to be making an effort in regards to maintaining user privacy. However, they are allowed to share your de-identified data with anyone, and it is always possible the device could be hacked and used to spy on you. Be aware of these risks when purchasing this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Furbo can share de-identified data with anyone, meaning your data can be stripped of personal data and pooled with other user data to be shared.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Good video quality.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Supports two-way audio.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Expensive.
  • Cloud recording and some alerts require a separate subscription.
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