House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data
If your neighbor across the street has a Ring doorbell, your house is being surveilled.
We had a reader tell us that some small crime had been committed in their neighborhood. Upon reporting the crime the police said they’d check the “doorbell videos” in the neighborhood. This reader said that he didn’t know what the police meant at the time.
“The Subcommittee is seeking more information regarding why cities and law enforcement agencies enter into these agreements,” Krishnamoorthi said in the letter. “The answer appears to be that Ring gives them access to a much wider system of surveillance than they could build themselves, and Ring allows law enforcement access to a network of surveillance cameras on private property without the expense to taxpayers of having to purchase, install, and monitor those cameras.”