Amazon Ring security cameras and video doorbells have emerged as the most used Home video cameras enforced. However, experts warn of the dangers. “Ring has steadily grown into one of the largest surveillance apparatuses in the country,” says an expert from the US data protection organization “Electronic Frontier Foundation“. Don’t forget what famous comic book writer Stan Lee used to say: “With great power comes great responsibility”.
Has Amazon Ring lived up to this great responsibility? The answer is a resounding no.
In the past, Ring has repeatedly betrayed the trust of its users. Customer data – including video recordings – was stored unencrypted on Amazon cloud servers to which employees had access. Reports of data leaks and concerns about third-party trackers on the Ring Doorbell app tracking a variety of personal information raise further questions.