Reviewed October 6th, 2020
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Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum

Puresight Systems Private Limited
3/10

Summary

Vacuuming takes time and can be a workout. Depending on your household, there can be kids and pets, and loud noise can be annoying to them. However, this Roomba is the perfect tool in helping you clean silently. The price range is about $275 to $1400. The higher end version can map your house and tell the difference between rooms and will vaccuum whenever you want. Also, all of these vacuums use intelligent navigation to go around your house picking up dirt. A truly wonderful invention.

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?

iRobot seems to take privacy and security seriously. The data it does register is sent to the cloud. However, iRobot does not send any maps or information of your house, so you are safe there. iRobot also says it does not share user data without the user's consent, and holds hacking events to test its security measures.

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

iRobot says that Roomba data is not sold to third parties or will be shared with third parties without your consent. Also, Clean Map Reports are not shared with third parties.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • iRobot takes privacy and security seriously.
  • Does not share user data without user's consent.
  • Holds hacking events to test its security measures.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • iRobot tried to share the house room location data with other companies, but backtracked, so be aware they might go back to this in the future.
  • Uses Cloud so may be susceptible.
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