Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Database of Police Agencies and Surveillance Tools

Sunlight is the best disinfectant (perhaps not so much against SARS-CoV-2, but…). The EFF’s site is https://atlasofsurveillance.org. Seeing lots of this Ring Doorbell nonsense in there: …signed an agreement with Amazon’s home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company’s Neighbors app. In addition, the Township offered 200 residents a […]

Wirecutter Pulls Ring Doorbell Recommendation

As of December 19th, 2019 on Wirecutter: In light of recent reports of Ring device login credentials being compromised, we’re suspending our recommendation of all Ring products. Ring owners should update their passwords with a new, previously unused one. About damn time. It’s not like these issues with Ring are new news, either. Don’t buy […]

My Town is Famous

Per ArsTechnica: Gizmodo on Monday published an email exchange between the chief of police in one New Jersey town and Ring showing that Ring edited out certain key terms of a draft press release before the town published it, as the company frequently does. The town of Ewing, New Jersey, in March said it would be using […]