All About: Known Workarounds/Dangers

  • What are workarounds/dangers?

    "What is a 'workaround'?" These are fringe or unlikely solutions that can be found to get around Pinwheel's system. We let you know about them so you can monitor fully the apps while we work with our software development team to get them sorted out. "Where do these come from?" Sometimes software...
  • Facebook Login Workaround in Spotify, Calm, and other major apps

    Warning! If you have Spotify or Calm enabled, there's a hard-to-guess workaround to get to Facebook. If a child logs out of one of those apps, then uses the Facebook login feature, then is a little creative, it's possible to get to Facebook. They'd need an email (which they can't get to on Pinw...
  • Wifi Through Pinwheel’s Mobile Hotspot

    "My Kiddo Is Using The Mobile Hotspot to Access Internet on Our Computer." Many of our customers live in rural areas or travel, and their kids rely on mobile hotspots to connect their computers and other devices for school, so we have left that function enabled. Our current thinking on safety is...