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RING doorbell in the news ~ again, er still!

solus

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Amazon, which bought Ring in 2018 and sells a range of home security cameras as well as doorbells, has been criticised for partnering with at least 200 law-enforcement agencies to carry out surveillance via its devices.
Digital rights campaign group Fight for the Future said at the time Amazon was encouraging neighbours to spy on each other.
And last year, there was a series of stories about Ring cameras being hacked.
One Alabama-based man, who claims a hacker spoke to his children via his Ring camera, is leading a group legal action against the company over the security of its products.

Ring doorbells are providing customer data to companies such as Facebook and Google, an investigation suggests.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation found the Ring app was "packed" with third-party tracking, sending out customers' personally identifiable information.
Five companies were receiving a range of information, including names, IP addresses and mobile networks, it said.
Ring said it limited the amount of data it shared.
 

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OK...

Then again...google can be difficult for some folks...yes, cite your source...for statutes...NOT!...claims from widely known "respectable" news outlets.
So you post it, I am supposed to believe it? Sorry, we both know its easy to cite a portion of something to support an argument when the entirety of the source does not.

And you consider the Washington Post a reliable source. Methinks you have reconsidering on standards that needs done.

Nemo
 

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So you post it, I am supposed to believe it? Sorry, we both know its easy to cite a portion of something to support an argument when the entirety of the source does not.

And you consider the Washington Post a reliable source. Methinks you have reconsidering on standards that needs done.

Nemo
This isnt new news . Started going on shortly after they came out with the device.

Personally I think police should be banned from access to personal cameras and devices as well as drone use.
 

solus

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So you post it, I am supposed to believe it? Sorry, we both know its easy to cite a portion of something to support an argument when the entirety of the source does not.

And you consider the Washington Post a reliable source. Methinks you have reconsidering on standards that needs done.

Nemo
so nemo, you have the audacity to challenge the member's integrity while attempting to being helpful to fulfill your "itch" ~ really, your that insecure?

OC, please accept my gratitude for stepping up while i was away from OCDC, the gesture was greatly appreciated thou i'm truly disappointed you were berated and chastised by another member over assisting in providing a needless & unwarranted cite ~ sorry!
 

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So you post it, I am supposed to believe it? Sorry, we both know its easy to cite a portion of something to support an argument when the entirety of the source does not.

And you consider the Washington Post a reliable source. Methinks you have reconsidering on standards that needs done.

Nemo
You requested a cite, a cite was provided. If your claim (opinion) is that the WaPo piece is a fabrication...a complete and utter lie...then so be it...I selected the google search return at the top of the first page...you are certainly free to provide a alternate source that meets your credibility standards...or not.

As Ghost1958 correctly states, this is not new news, nor is it a surprise that cops want access to your data...

 

OC for ME

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This isnt new news . Started going on shortly after they came out with the device.

Personally I think police should be banned from access to personal cameras and devices as well as drone use.
Unfortunately, many of our fellow citizens have been duped by LE into believing that they, LE, are doing good works with your data...again, unfortunately, this data is freely given by many of our fellow citizens to LE without a second thought as to the consequences of placing their trust, blindly, in LE.
 

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Unfortunately, many of our fellow citizens have been duped by LE into believing that they, LE, are doing good works with your data...again, unfortunately, this data is freely given by many of our fellow citizens to LE without a second thought as to the consequences of placing their trust, blindly, in LE.
And that is why law abiding gun owners will freely turnover their guns to their local law enforcement in the name of safety.
 

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Many will, to be sure...not because they wish to have a safer societal experience...they fear, and rightly so, being gunned down in their home when cops go door to door to confiscate guns...and the cops have that going for them...though, Indiana may be the exception...
 

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This isn't limited to Ring products, or Alexa, or Siri. They can all be used to snoop on you. There was a news story last November or December about how someone had hacked into one of these devices (might have been a baby monitor) and was telling a 5 y.o. girl that he was Santa and that she should mess up her room, etc. I haven't heard if the police have caught the perp.
Then there are those genetic database things. The police appear to be able to access them whenever they want, even if they don't have a warrant. They solved a 30 y.o. cold case by tying in a relative's DNA on one of those sites to catch their perp.
 
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