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How Ring is rethinking privacy and security  

By Editor - Thu Jan 09, 3:59 pm

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Ring is now a major player when it comes to consumer video doorbells, security cameras — and privacy protection. Amazon acquired the company and promotes its devices heavily on its e-commerce websites. Ring has even become a cultural phenomenon with viral videos being shared on social networks and the RingTV section on the company’s website. But that massive success has come with a few growing pains; as Motherboard found out , customers don’t have to use two-factor authentication, which means that anybody could connect to their security camera if they re-use the same password everywhere. When it comes to privacy, Ring’s Neighbors app has attracted a ton of controversy . Some see it as a libertarian take on neighborhood watch that empowers citizens to monitor their communities using surveillance devices. Others have questioned partnerships between Ring and local police to help law enforcement authorities request videos from Ring users. In a wide-ranging interview, Ring founder Jamie Siminoff looked back at the past six months, expressed some regrets and defended his company’s vision

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