Ring video surveillance footage requests now have to be public

From 9To5 Mac: Police and other law enforcement agencies requesting Ring video surveillance footage to help solve crimes will now need to make those requests in public. Previously, they had the ability to email Ring users to request copies of video that might show crimes in progress, or otherwise help to bring criminals to justice. …

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 …

Wacom Drawing Tablet Tracks Which Applications You Open

From Robert Eaton: When I restarted the Wacom driver, rather than lose all the data it had accumulated, the driver fired off everything it had collected to Google Analytics. This data materialized in my Burp Suite. I took a look. My heart experienced the same half-down-half-up schism as it had half an hour ago. Some …

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 …