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Re: Got a "Ring" video doorbell? Amazon breaks privacy laws

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Re: Got a "Ring" video doorbell? Amazon breaks privacy laws

The reason it isn't in our "community" interests if the police have to tell us when they making enquiries is surely obvious.

I your local criminal has an internet connected doorbell and the police need to ask him in advance for records, he'll destroy them won't he.

Sure, there is potential for abuse; and it is abused in countries in some parts of the world. But thankfully not too much here in the western Europe and the US.
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Old 21.09.2022, 08:58
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Maybe its me, but I find the idea that any cop who feels like it getting access to a video surveillance of my home without any oversight a much much worse privacy infringement than a remote controlled thermostat.
it might be a worse privacy infringment, but a hacked thermostat could potentially kill you (esp. if you are old/vulnerable). being killed is probably worse than having your privacy infringed.
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Old 21.09.2022, 10:07
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Re: Got a "Ring" video doorbell? Amazon breaks privacy laws

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I just bought a Google mini nest home "assistant" on galaxus yesterday. (It arrives tomorrow). I primarily bought it to be able to play music on-command while in the kitchen.

I told my husband I bought it, and his reacted by warning me that it will be listening in on us. I have no idea if that's true, but I do know that governments have been employing very sneaky methods to obtain information on people (including Facebook, etc.) that most believe is private. If they listen in on us, though, they'll probably just think they accessed a mental ward.
You can turn of the microphone. I did it. don't know if it is enough....
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Old 21.09.2022, 10:10
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The reason it isn't in our "community" interests if the police have to tell us when they making enquiries is surely obvious.

I your local criminal has an internet connected doorbell and the police need to ask him in advance for records, he'll destroy them won't he.

Sure, there is potential for abuse; and it is abused in countries in some parts of the world. But thankfully not too much here in the western Europe and the US.
Look: Amazon is breaking the law. There is a reason why laws are the way they are. Cops need to get a court order to secure video evidence or get into a private residence. Because its more than just potential for abuse - it has happened many times so the bar for the cops has been raised by the lawmakers. Because our democratically elected lawmakers decided that our private home deserves a higher level of protection than for example our place of work or our cars. You might disagree with that but then go to your MP and ask for a change of law - dont just behave as if you are above the law. Thats the problem here.
P.S: Most of the times the cops ask for that video material is it to see if the cameras caught something that was happening outside the house - not to incriminate the owner of the camera. So asking politely is still the way to go.
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Re: Got a "Ring" video doorbell? Amazon breaks privacy laws

It can be done the right way...when we lived in Florida, almost all the households in our community were members of Nextdoor.com. You sign up with your real name and address and it works like a semi-private forum. You get all the happenings: warnings of suspicious people, offers of items for sale, discussions of pending legislation that would affect the area, mobilisation of help during hurricanes, etc. The sheriff's communication people are members too. If a crime happens, they announce it and post a request for any relevant Ring footage. Bonus: If your fridge goes on the fritz, someone will offer to store your cold food until you can get it fixed!
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