Apple Mac Mini
The 2020 Mac Mini is the latest in Apple's line of MacBook Mini computers and comes in several different models. The computer can be purchased from Apple's website for different prices depending on the configuration.
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?
Apple seems to do a decent job ensuring the security and privacy of its customers. However, Apple was caught listening to private conversations captured by its device microphones for "Siri Quality Control." Apple claims to have changed its ways, but be aware of this risk when using this product.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Apple does not share your personal information with third parties for commerical or marketing purposes. All Siri voice requests are also anonymous and auto-deleted after 6 months.
- Great processing power.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Limited ports.
Of all the Big Tech companies, Apple appears to take user privacy most seriously. The Apple Mac has never been compromised by a breach, and although Apple does collect a significant amount of information on its users, this information is never shared with third parties. Always use products from Big Tech companies with caution, but Apple products should be safer than most others.