The guide includes 70 products, and only 32 got Mozilla's badge for meeting minimum security standards. Mozilla says, "To receive a badge, products must: use encryption; have automatic security updates; manage security vulnerabilities using tools like bug bounty programs and clear points of contact; and require users to change the default password if a password is required."
The gift list has a "Creep-O-Meter" that lets users rank how suspicious they think each item is. The creepy scale goes from "not creepy" to "super creepy" and has a corresponding emoji to go with it.
You can check the list below for some ranking examples. Note that CNET didn't independently test or verify these claims.
- Nintendo Switch -- a little creepy
- Apple TV -- somewhat creepy
- Peloton Bike -- somewhat creepy
- Hidrate Spark 2.0 Water Bottle -- very creepy
- Amazon Echo -- very creepy
- Fredi Baby Monitor -- super creepy
You can click here to see the full list and breakdown for each.
Update, 11:40 a.m. PT: Added info about Creep-O-Meter.