Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Petcube Bites 2

Petcube, Inc.
3/10

Summary

The Petcube Bites 2 is a device that allows you to communicate with your pet and dispense treats remotely. It comes equipped with an HD-video camera and two-way audio, and can be purchased for $199.

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?

Petcube claims any data stored in its cloud is encrypted. However, there does not seem to be a program in place to deal with security vulnerabilities, which makes it more likely that the device can be hacked and used to spy on you or your pet. Be aware of these risks before purchasing this product.

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

Petcube can share your cookie data with its third-party advertising partners and can share anonymized data with anyone. This means Petcube can strip your data of personal information and pool it with other user data to be shared with anyone.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Works for cats and dogs.
  • Fast connection to camera.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Privacy concerns.
  • Expensive.
  • Video quality could be better.
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