Hulu is a streaming service that offers live and on-demand movies and TV with and without commercials, and can be watched anywhere. The different plans can include a Disney bundle and other add-ons with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and STARZ. So much to watch on Hulu!
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
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?
Hulu does collect personal information from you to share to their third-party contacts for marketing and advertising purposes. So be wary, that Hulu does use your personal information. Also, always be aware of what your children stream and watch.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Hulu may share information collected from you with their third party connects for marketing and commercial uses.
- Easy to use, whatever you want to watch Hulu should have it.
- Continues to update their firmware/software and works with third parties to make sure your data is safe.
- Hulu does collect and use your personal information, so be wary.
- Control your watchtime on Hulu.
Hulu can and may share your information with their third party contacts for marketing and commercial uses. However, there has not been any major data or privacy breaches, giving Hulu a plus. Hulu is easy-to-use, but may also use your location to provide you with localized content. If you are okay with Hulu having access to your personal information, then proceed with caution.