Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
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.
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?
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?
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.
- iRobot takes privacy and security seriously.
- Does not share user data without user's consent.
- Holds hacking events to test its security measures.
- 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.
Overall, iRobot seems to do a decent job protecting the privacy of its users. It has never suffered a major data breach, and claims the maps Roombas generate of people's homes are not share with third parties. It is important to be aware that that information could potentially be stolen if your Roomba were hacked, but it is extremely unlikely. This product should be safe to use.