Sonos One SL
The Sonos One SL is a version of the Sonos One smart speaker that does not include the microphone for Alexa or Google Assistant functionality, which is specifically targeted at privacy-minded people. The speaker can be purchased for $179.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
Date of last breach
Sonos does not appear to have suffered a formal data breach. However, in January of 2020, the company mistakenly sent an email to almost 500 customers which revealed the email addresses of each recipient.
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?
Little risk in using this product. Sonos designed it to be a very privacy-minded device.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Sonos claims it does not share your personal data with third parties for commerical or marketing purposes.
- Great build quality and sound.
- Very privacy-minded.
- No Bluetooth support.
If you are looking for a smart speaker that focuses on privacy and security, this is the one. This speaker does not have Alexa or Google Assistant. There is little risk in using this speaker as Sonos does not share personal data with third parties. However, the company has made mistakes in releasing customer information in the past. Be aware of this before purchasing.