We’re researchers from the Mozilla Foundation. We spent almost 1000 hours researching the privacy and security of this year’s most popular connected gifts to find out which ones are creepy and which ones aren’t. Ask us anything!
We’re Jen Caltrider and Misha Rykov - lead researchers of the *Privacy Not Included holiday buyers guide, from Mozilla! Every year we research the privacy and security of connected products to help consumers make an informed decision when they’re buying something that connects to the internet this holiday season. Some things we found this year: Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere. That makes us nervous. 46 products were slapped with our *Privacy Not Included” warning label. 22 products were awarded “Best Of” for exceptional privacy and security practices Privacy laws can make a difference (depending on where you live) Home exercise equipment companies do not let you work out in the privacy of your own home. You can learn more here: www.privacynotincluded.org AMA about connected products, your favourite brands, and our guide!
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