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Ring allegedly allows employees to access doorbell cam footage

5 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Amazon-owned Ring, the maker of smart home products including video doorbells, is under scrutiny for mishandling footage from its cameras. According to The Intercept , Ring has been storing videos from all user's smart camera products in an unencrypted cloud folder that is freely available to employees. One of the groups inside of Ring that allegedly had access to these videos is a Ukraine-based research and development arm. These “data operators” were able to use the videos to teach Ring's products to more accurately identify objects and, in some cases, even people. The Intercept reported...
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Ring Employees Can See You Watching TV Through Its Cameras

Ring Employees Can See You Watching TV Through Its Cameras

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

A report has surfaced today regarding Amazon -owned Ring and how its employees have been able to spy on its users through the cameras and doorbells it has sold to said users.
The report comes out of The Intercept who has gotten confirmation that some Ring employees have been watching live feeds of customers' homes. According to this report, some employees and engineers have "highly privileged access" to these products, and are able to drop in and see what's going on in your home. This actually began almost three years ago in 2016, when Ring gave its Ukraine-based R&D team access to...
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Amazon-owned Ring has reportedly been spying on customer camera feeds

Amazon-owned Ring has reportedly been spying on customer camera feeds

5 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

If you own a Ring doorbell camera system, we've got some bad news. The smart home company owned by Amazon, which the Internet retail giant shelled out more than $1 billion to acquire, has apparently been violating its customers' privacy in a pretty shocking way. A new report from The Intercept quotes unnamed sources who confirm that engineers and executives at Ring have "highly privileged access" to live customer camera feeds, utilizing both Ring's doorbells as well as its in-home cameras.
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Leak claims Ring staff had ‘unfettered' access to unencrypted videos

Leak claims Ring staff had ‘unfettered' access to unencrypted videos

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

A new leak alleges major security concerns revolving around Amazon Ring, a line of security camera products designed for inside and outside of one's home. Amazon acquired Ring in 2018 for $1 billion, expanding its hardware portfolio while offering consumers a way to increase their home security. A new report claims poor privacy practices at Ring have left its customers...
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Ring employees may have been spying on your security cameras and doorbells

Ring employees may have been spying on your security cameras and doorbells

5 monthes ago   |   By Windows Central

Customer video feeds could be brought up with just an email address.
A lot of smart home products have popped up over the last few years, one of the most popular being smart security cameras and video doorbells. Amazon-owned Ring has been one of the top players in these niches for a few years, but if you've purchased any of the company's products in the past, you may want to consider unplugging them and getting something else.
The Intercept published a report on Thursday, January 10, and in the report, it's said that Ring employees at the company's Ukraine research center have been able to...
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