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!
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?
How Does It Share Your Data?
Sony may use aggregated and de-identified data for product improvements and analytics.
- Regular software and firmware updates with multiple systems in place for managing security vulnerabilities.
- Overall, Sony creates a secure and safe prodcut to use.
- 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.
Sony seems to do a decent job protecting the personal data of its users as it only shares de-identified data with third parties for product improvement purposes. Its subsidiary, Sony Pictures, was hacked in 2014, but as it is a different company, no personal information should have been exposed. Your data should be safe when using Sony products.