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Amazon’s Ring program has teamed up with over 2,000 police and fire departments

Amazon’s Ring program has teamed up with over 2,000 police and fire departments

More than 2,000 police and fire depts. in 48 US states have partnered with Amazon’s Ring camera system, which lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations. The law enforcement depts. reportedly asked for videos for more than 22,335 incidents last year. 1,900 of those requests were directed towards Amazon after being denied by the owners.

pennydreadful
pennydreadful
jo‌‌n
jo‌‌n 2 months

Hey didn't they have these ubiquitous telecom surveillance units in that George Orwell book? What are we modeling our society off of a fictional dystopia?

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 2 months

So basically the people, on their own free will, have installed surveillance cameras every 300 meters. Now they act surprised that the footage can be used by law enforcement on matters not relevant to the owner of the camera. Color me shocked!

jon
jon 2 months

Oh, so the police and fire dept. are the good guys now? Got it.

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