Reviewed November 17th, 2020
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MacBook Pro M1

Apple, Inc.


The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip gives users power beyond belief. With unreal graphics speed and up to 20 hours of battery life, the most popular Apple laptop can be yours for $1299.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

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


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


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?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

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?


Account Requirements

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

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?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

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?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

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?

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

Apple does not share your personal information with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. All Siri voice requests are also anonymous and auto-deleted after 6 months.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Advanced graphics processor.
  • 20 hours of battery life.
  • 2TB of storage.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Expensive.

Final Thoughts

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.

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