Peacock is a newly formed streaming service that focuses on free, ad-supported, high quality movies and TV shows. The on-demand streaming service provides live entertainment,and updates pertaining to ongoing TV shows, and movies. Peacock is run by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
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?
NBC Universal Services does use your personal information to market and advertise with third parties. Streaming services usually use your geolocation to personalize your experience. Make sure to turn it off while streaming. Also, always be aware of what your children are watching.
How Does It Share Your Data?
NBCUniversal may share your data with related companies, advertising networks, partners, social networks, service providers, and law enforcement.
- Easy-to-use, updates the day after new show episodes release and live channels.
- NBCUniversal may use a lot of your information so be wary.
- Make sure to not provide consent to the streaming service, so they cannot use your information.
Peacock is an up-and-coming streaming service that seems to store personal information securely. However, NBCUniversal may share your data and has the ability to access your data if need be. So make sure to turn off the ability to geolocate and to not provide consent for information sharing.