Ring, a security camera company acquired by Amazon in 2018, has recently reached a significant settlement of $5.8 million following accusations of privacy violations associated with its doorbell cameras. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused the company of compromising consumer privacy and failing to implement necessary security measures, which allowed unauthorized access to customers’ accounts, cameras, and videos. This article delves into the details of the settlement, the implications for consumer trust, and the measures Ring must undertake to rectify the situation.
At the back end of 2020, Ring showed off a concept device it promised would be coming to homes at some point in the future. The Always Home Cam is a mini drone, designed to zoom around your home, patrolling for intruders when you weren’t in. Now, at CES 2023, the company offered us a first real-world look at the hardware in flight, although it’s still reluctant to commit to a release date, or a price.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it.
In case anyone needed reminding that using Amazon hardware is tantamount to bugging your own home, it’s now emerged that the web giant has been handing over Ring doorbell videos to police without owners’ consent. Happy Prime Day!
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Amazon has continued to work with companies in China accused of using forced labor despite public warnings about their work practices, according to a report published Monday by a nonprofit watchdog group.