Reviewed October 29th, 2020
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Sphero SPRK+

Sphero, Inc.
6/10

Summary

The Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot ball designed to help your child with their creativity skills through coding and play! With complete hands-on STEM activites, you child can share their creation with the community. This ball has a free app on the App Store, which includes games and thousands of activities!

Breach History


Has there ever been a breach or data leak?

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No known hacks or data breaches!

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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?

The device may be used in classroom curriculums, which would allow teachers and other parents to have access to the children's data. Also, the ball is powered through the Sphero Edu app, so make sure you are working with your children step by step. They may need your help as the device can be a bit complicated at first.

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

Sphero Edu shares your data with teachers and parents to ensure they can keep track of their children's information, as well as to service providers to continue improving their product.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Tens of thousands of activities to learn and create.
  • Durable and clear so you can see what is going on inside.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • May be a bit complicated to use at first.
  • Ages 8+.

Final Thoughts


Sphero provides a great way for your kids to learn how to code and be creative. The only situation where you may have to share your child's data is if Sphero is used in schools. However, besides that, Sphero SPRK+ should not be a privacy risk!

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