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Ring’s latest security updates are good, but still opt-in

Ring, the video doorbell maker dubbed the “largest civilian surveillance network the U.S. has ever seen,” is rolling out new but long overdue security and privacy features. The Amazon-own

Ring refuses to say how many users had video footage obtained by police

Ring gets a lot of criticism, not just for its massive surveillance network of home video doorbells and its problematic privacy and security practices, but also for giving that doorbell footage to law

Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone

Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will

Amazon says government demands for user data spiked by 800% in 2020

New transparency figures released by Amazon show the company responded to a record number of government data demands in the last six months of 2020. The new figures land in the company’s bi-annu

Ring’s new video doorbell is $60

The top-line feature for Ring’s latest is no doubt its price. No way around that. At $60, it’s $40 cheaper than the standard Video Doorbell – and prices from there go up significantly, with the

Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses

A security flaw in Ring’s Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app. Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by A

Ring doorbells recalled over fire threat

Amazon-owned Ring devices have long been under scrutiny of privacy advocates. Now the brand is dealing with another issue entirely.

Here’s everything Amazon announced at its latest hardware event

From new Ring flying indoor drone cameras to an adorable new kids version of one of its most popular Amazon home products, Jeff Bezos’ Seattle retailer unveiled a slew of new hardware goodies ju

Ring’s newest security camera is a $249 autonomous indoor drone shipping in 2021

Ring built its entire business on reinventing the doorbell — and now it’s taking a similar approach to the humble home security camera, with the Ring Always Home Cam, set to be available somet

Ring to offer opt-in end-to-end encryption for videos beginning later this year

Ring will be stepping up its efforts to make its security products secure for users by enabling end-to-end video encryption later this year. The company will be providing this toggle in a new page in

Ring gets into automotive security with three new car products, including one debuting first for Teslas

Amazon-owned Ring is expanding from home and neighborhood security to the automative world, with three new products it debuted today at Amazon’s expansive devices and services extravaganza. Thes

Ring’s new security ‘control center’ isn’t nearly enough

On the same day that a Mississippi family is suing Amazon-owned smart camera maker Ring for not doing enough to prevent hackers from spying on their kids, the company has rolled out its previously ann

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters

Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year’s edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the bag’s contents were visible without the we

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security

Ring is now a major player when it comes to consumer video doorbells, security cameras — and privacy protection. Amazon acquired the company and promotes its devices heavily on its e-commerce websit

Ring revamps lighting lineup with solar panels and indoor lightbulb

Ring is slowly expanding to Philips Hue’s territory by releasing its first traditional connected light bulb that works both indoor and outdoor. The Amazon-owned company is also revamping outdoor lig

Over 1,500 Ring passwords have been found on the dark web

A security researcher has found on the dark web 1,562 unique email addresses and passwords associated with Ring doorbell passwords. The list of passwords was uploaded on Tuesday to an anonymous dark w

Amazon’s Ring partners with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to put missing posters in Neighbors app

Amazon’s Ring is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. to publish missing child posters directly in the Neighbors app by Ring. The free app

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks to which they were connected. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was se

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships

Over 30 civil rights organizations have penned an open letter that calls on government officials to investigate Amazon Ring’s business practices and end the company’s numerous police partn

US senator demands answers from Amazon’s Ring over its police partnerships

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is looking for answers from Amazon about its doorbell camera Ring and the company’s relationships with law enforcement agencies around the U.S. In a letter pub
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