12 Jan Amazon Ring Security Cameras Criticized for Inadequate Privacy Practices
Amazon’s Ring security cameras had recently been criticized for its privacy practices which a number of people familiar with called “historically dismal”.
The company has marketed its line of miniature cameras as a sort of “neighborhood watch”, with the overlapping feeds from the constellation of cameras designed to help police to detect criminals. However, sources have said that Ring had been been storing every video created by its cameras all around the world on its servers, and even allowed its Ukraine R&D team to unfettered access to these files.
Ring also reportedly left the video files unencrypted, and even gave its US executives and engineers complete access to its technical support video portal. Those who had been given this top level access would only need the email address of the Ring customer to view their live feed.
Source: The Intercept