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Amazon’s Ring, the security service, is reported to have been working with the 200 law enforcement agencies.
According to an email obtained by the system board in the direction it has forged partnerships with law enforcement agencies, and the agencies in order to advertise the Ring, home security services in return for the free of charge units and for accessing an anonymous portal by which they shall, at the request of the security footage from the end-users.
The e-mail.d.d. The 16th of April, which according to reports, will contain notes taken during a Ring-webinar by a police officer, claiming the 200 law enforcement agencies, with the help of the Ring, “the Enforcement of the Law Near a Portal — that allows police departments to see that the approximate locations of all the Rings in the area, and apply the material to their owners.
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Amazon has come under fire over the Ring and the service. ( Stephen Brashear via Getty Images)
(Stephen Brashear via Getty Images)
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A Ring, a spokesman apparently stated that the program was supposed to be a secret, but the company has never disclosed the number of alliances it maintains. Fox News reach Amazon for a comment.
The Jeff Bezos-led tech giant has to deal with a broad pushback from civil liberties advocates, and racial justice groups about the potential for bias in facial recognition, the products and the partnership it has forged with the enforcement of the law. Critics say that Amazon’s Ring back service will be used to put neighbors against each other, so that they will have to call the police frequently, and that it promotes racist stereotypes.
“In light of the realities of police violence, impunity, influence, primarily of people of color in the United States, these types of actions that constitute a threat to the lives of third parties, that are common, and in some cases, to do the work, or to live in their own neighborhoods,” Shahid Buttar, executive director of grassroots advocacy for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the Board. “This is a life-threatening acts, or the use of the platforms as a megaphone.”
Meanwhile, the digital rights group Fight for the Future has created an interactive map, which shows the breadth of Amazon’s Ring and partnerships, nationally, for the first time.
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“There’s no way to talk about government surveillance without also talking about corporate surveillance,” Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, she told BuzzFeed News. “This is Amazon’s Ring-work in partnership with the police, are the perfect example of this. An individual may buy its own surveillance device on a private company to install in their own residences, but the information collected may be passed on to the government, for which the company has a for-profit, in partnership with the police department.”
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