New wrinkles in Eufy’s latest privacy scandal
In recent weeks, Anker-owned smart home brand Eufy has been embroiled in a scandal after security consultant Paul Moore discovered a number of potentially serious vulnerabilities that could compromise user privacy. I was. Internet without authentication. Eufy was slow to respond officially and has now removed many privacy-focused statements from its website.
As The Verge reports, after December 8th, guarantees such as “There are no online links to access any videos” and “No one else can access or read this data” A total of 11 phrases and statements have been removed from Eufy’s website, including A longer statement about his Eufy policy regarding providing footage to law enforcement upon request has also been removed.
Please note that the removal of these statements is not an express acknowledgment that all removed language was erroneous or even necessarily misleading. It’s likely an issue for Eufy to cover its base in case future vulnerabilities arise (indeed, the same one Moore pointed out in his November). But apart from denying Moore’s initial allegations, Eufy has been publicly silent about the situation, with The Verge saying the company has not responded to his questions in over two weeks.Silently removing a bunch of privacy guarantees from websites is out of the question amid an ongoing privacy scandal Great Look for Yuffie.
However, the company addresses one of Moore’s allegations. After being pointed out about uploading video thumbnails to the cloud without notifying users, Eufy added a disclaimer to their security app that if you choose to include video thumbnails in camera event notifications, those thumbnails will be Clarified that they are temporarily stored online. It’s a small change that wasn’t needed to begin with, and it should always be clear how Eufy handles user data, but it’s better than nothing.