Devices are not secure
Recently, someone hacked into a Ring camera to watch and have conversations with young girls in their bedroom. The hacker introduced himself as “Santa, your best friend.”
Personal information is exposed
The Neighbors app shares the location of Ring devices, while the Ring device itself has leaked users’ Wi-Fi passwords to the public.
Hacking Ring devices is easier than ever
Reports indicate there is a growing black market for software to hack ring devices, likely being purchased by stalkers, cybercriminals, and those wishing to do harm to children.
Video footage can be shared without your permission
Representatives for Ring told US lawmakers that police are free to keep videos forever and share them with whomever they’d like. Local police departments currently share camera footage with Immigration and Customs (ICE) to assist in deporations.
Amazon’s technology encourages racial profiling
Reports document a disappropriate targeting of brown and black communities on Amazon’s Ring Neighbors App and with Amazon’s Rekognition software.