The list at https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/ is all about how you can protect your privacy by choosing the right hardware which would “spy less” on you. They even had a special
privacynotincluded tag for some device which “spy a lot” on its consumers.
Having such a list is a great idea and one must appreciate Mozilla for doing so, but once you start going into the details of some devices it gets spooky Most of the GAFAM devices get a nice passaway and after reading them it feels like yes they are normal devices which are just doing their job. This is very troublesome and the word I would like to use is “White washing”
Let me take an example of a GAFAM device Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell , they themselves in the description say that it can snoop on consumers but they don’t give the label
privacynotincluded for it. Its a doorbell with full video access connected to Google cloud… they can’t give this the label ?
Similarly Amazon Kindle also didn’t get the label but most importantly its competitor Kobo which supports opensource book formats got the privacynotincluded label . The reason given was
A detailed comparison of products would make up for interesting argument on white washing by mozilla.