Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach By Cooper Quintin and Bill Budington Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera names were dumped online. This includes cameras recording private spaces inside homes. This stunning new leak could potentially provide criminals and stalkers with access to view live video feeds from inside and around…

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More Amazon Ring Camera Woes: Hackers Taunt Children and Adults

More Amazon Ring Camera Woes: Hackers Taunt Children and Adults By B.N. Frank It was only a few weeks ago when Amazon issued a patch to Ring video doorbell users because of severe security flaw.  Yesterday, there were 2 new reports of hackers compromising Ring cameras (see 1, 2). Wireless and smart devices may seem convenient but they are actually easier to hack. Internet of Things (IoT) applications are also easy to hack AND they have a 74% failure rate.  That’s why so many security experts continue to warn against…

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Amazon Ring’s Data Maps Surveillance Network; Jeff Bezos Embraces Fascism with Amazon Military Support

Amazon Ring’s Data Maps Surveillance Network; Jeff Bezos Embraces Fascism with Amazon Military Support By Aaron Kesel “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”― Benito Mussolini Jeff Bezos has embraced fascism, criticizing Silicon Valley for employees of companies like Google who don’t wish to work with the military. Meanwhile, a Gizmodo investigation has revealed that Amazon’s blanket surveillance network, Ring, has lied and misrepresented “what information, if any, they share with law enforcement.” Bezos made the comments during a Department…

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Amazon Ring Doorbell Camera to Build Watchlist of “Suspicious” Neighbors for Police

Amazon Ring Doorbell Camera to Build Watchlist of “Suspicious” Neighbors for Police By John Vibes Ring, the home security system developed by Amazon, is planning to build a database of neighborhood watchlists using facial recognition technology. Documents obtained by the Intercept revealed that the company is working with law enforcement on a system that will identify people who are considered “suspicious,” and let Ring owners know when these individuals are near their home, using the facial recognition software built into the security system’s cameras. The software will also give the Ring…

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Amazon Issues Patch for Ring Video Doorbell Security Flaw. Estimated 200M+ IoT Products Vulnerable to Hacking.

Amazon Issues Patch for Ring Video Doorbell Security Flaw. Estimated 200M+ IoT Products Vulnerable to Hacking. By B.N. Frank Amazon Ring doorbells are very popular right now for homeowners and their neighborhood police departments.  However, Internet of Things (IoT) technology has a 74% failure rate, which explains why security experts are constantly issuing warnings about it (see 1, 2). Unfortunately, none of this has stopped individuals, business, scientists, and others from wanting to use IoT for surveillance, automated vehicles, and more. Thanks to Cloud Wedge for this article about the…

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Five Concerns about Amazon Ring’s Deals with Police

Five Concerns about Amazon Ring’s Deals with Police By Matthew Guariglia More than 400 police departments across the country have partnered with Ring, tech giant Amazon’s “smart” doorbell program, to create a troubling new video surveillance system. Ring films and records any interaction or movement happening at the user’s front door, and alerts users’ phones. These partnerships expand the web of government surveillance of public places, degrade the public’s trust in civic institutions, purposely breed paranoia, and deny citizens the transparency necessary to ensure accountability and create regulations. You can…

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Amazon Ring Doorbell Camera Surveillance Now Working With 400 Police Forces

Amazon Ring Doorbell Camera Surveillance Now Working With 400 Police Forces By B.N. Frank “I always feel like somebody’s watchin’ me and I have no privacy Oh, I always feel like somebody’s watching me.  Tell me is it just a dream.”  Rockwell Most of us old enough to remember when Rockwell’s hit song first hit the air waves probably never dreamed that this was how our lives would become.  “Surveillance Capitalism” is real and fabulous for businesses but not for those who cherish their privacy.  It’s creepy and annoying when businesses…

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Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network

Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network By Aaron Kesel Amazon is currently looking to hire someone with the title “Managing Editor, News” for its Ring doorbell surveillance hardware and software which wants to create a Stasi police state run by citizens themselves. Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software … no, Amazon is also spying on customers of its recently purchased home surveillance cameras called…

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