Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Privacy, Civil Rights Groups Press Amazon’s Ring to End Its Local Police Partnerships

It wasn't long ago that you could walk down the street without being video recorded by someone's doorbell. Not anymore. Now, as the popularity of the home security devices surge—more than 3 million U.S. homes will install them in 2019, according to estimates by Parks Associates—privacy concerns are also on the rise.

This week, more than 30 civil rights groups called on Ring, a smart home device company owned by Amazon, to end the more than 400 partnerships it has with police departments across the U.S. 

From the article "Privacy, Civil Rights Groups Press Amazon’s Ring to End Its Local Police Partnerships" by Lisa Marie Segarra.

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