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    Motherboard / Vice: July 29th 2019: Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies...

    The article is about "Ring" doorbells from Amazon. Per the article, Amazon is offering special incentives to Law Enforcement. If Law Enforcement promotes "Ring" to their community, they will receive credit toward "free rings" for every "ring" sold in their communities.

    There is also a "Ring Neighborhood Watch App"....

    A Police and Surveillance State is no longer a future prediction. It hasn't been for many years. "

    In the name of public safety" Massive Surveillance will only increase with intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasperParks View Post
    Motherboard / Vice: July 29th 2019: Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies...

    The article is about "Ring" doorbells from Amazon. Per the article, Amazon is offering special incentives to Law Enforcement. If Law Enforcement promotes "Ring" to their community, they will receive credit toward "free rings" for every "ring" sold in their communities.

    There is also a "Ring Neighborhood Watch App"....

    A Police and Surveillance State is no longer a future prediction. It hasn't been for many years. "

    In the name of public safety" Massive Surveillance will only increase with intensity.
    The Neighborhood Watch app does not bother me so much. I kind of like knowing if the house three doors down was burglarized last night, reminds me that criminals maybe casing my neighborhood and that I should be keenly aware of personal security.

    What does bother me is a recent local news story about the possibly of granting police access to ALL Ring cameras, citywide.
    My data, I should have an "Opt Out" option.
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    Black Friday sales may not be all good news!.
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    Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV's security.

    By Zack Whittaker.
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    If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know a few things.

    Smart TVs are like regular television sets but with an internet connection. With the advent and growth of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, most saw internet-connected televisions as a cord-cutter's dream. But like anything that connects to the internet, it opens up smart TVs to security vulnerabilities and hackers. Not only that, many smart TVs come with a camera and a microphone. But as is the case with most other internet-connected devices, manufacturers often don't put security as a priority.

    That's the key takeaway from the FBI's Portland field office, which just ahead of some of the biggest shopping days of the year posted a warning on its website about the risks that smart TVs pose.

    "Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home. A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but it is possible that your unsecured TV can give him or her an easy way in the backdoor through your router," wrote the FBI.

    The FBI warned that hackers can take control of your unsecured smart TV and in worst cases, take control of the camera and microphone to watch and listen in.
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