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Was Your Smart Doorbell Sending Video to Developers Without You Knowing

11:28 am on Jan 11, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Reports indicate that developers had unfettered access to videos used in smart doorbell-type products, and this was without the knowledge of the users.

In 2016, Ring moved some of its R&D operations to Ukraine as a cost saving move. According to the Intercept’s sources, that team had “unfettered access to a folder on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service that contained every video created by every Ring camera around the world.” That group was also privy to a database that would allow anyone with access the ability to conduct a simple search to find videos linked to any Ring owner. At this time, the video files were unencrypted due to the “sense that encryption would make the company less valuable” expressed by leadership at the company.


That was then, but now, has it changed.

Every time you put something online, someone, somewhere could have access.
3:02 am on Jan 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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And somebody would make some dinero off it.

YOU are the product. Don't forget that!
3:12 pm on Jan 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Some people like to have everything smart, TV's, Fridges, watches, phones, you name they have to have one and get connected.
I'm smarter than them, I don't have any of those and that's the way it will stay.

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