Whistle Go Pet Tracker
If you want a fitness tracker for your dog, this is the product for you. This little tracker attaches to your dog's collar and lets you track your dog's activity and whereabouts. It combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular tech to track your dog at all times. It can alert you if your dog leaves a "safe area", and lets you know if it needs more exercise, licks, scratches, or any little activity. Even though it will help you take care of your dog, your dog may find it creepy.
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?
This product shares data with third-party businesses in order to target you with advertising. Also, this device uses all the tracking and connection tech: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular. That's a lot of connectivity, and may be worrisome for those with bigger intentions.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Whistle can share data with advertisers and third party businesses to better target you with different advertisements.
- System in place to manage vulnerabilities and regular security updates.
- A solid item with security and privacy protection.
- Shares data with third party businesses to target ads to your liking.
- A lot of connectivity of GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and celullar which may lead to unwanted visitors looking at your information.
Whistle does not seem to put much emphasis on user privacy. It claims that it can share personal data in order to target you with more personalized ads, and if the device were to be hacked into, a hacker would have access to GPS location. Using this device seems to be risky.