Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony Corporation
5/10

Summary

Comfortable and small wireless earbuds that can cancel noise, play music, listen to calls, and ask your Google Assistant with any questions. Sony's entry into the wireless earbud market looks interesting and comes with a new surface that keeps the earbuds tight, snug, and secure in your ear. Also, the name of the earbud is a bit confusing and unnecessary, but that is our opinion. A handy tool if you need Bluetooth earbuds!

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?

There is not much that can go wrong with these wireless headphones. If there is a problem or situation, the privacy policy is boring and written in a complex, legal language. So, the only issue with these is Sony needs to make privacy infomration more accessible to its consumers!

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

Sony may use aggregated and de-identified data for product improvements and analytics.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Regular software and firmware updates with multiple systems in place for managing security vulnerabilities.
  • Overall, Sony creates a secure and safe prodcut to use.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • May use aggregated and de-identified data for product improvements and analytics.
  • Privacy information is written in a complex language, where consumers may be confused by the language.
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