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Fueling Calls for Ban, Even a Security Industry Group Thinks Police Partnerships With Amazon Ring Are Dangerous

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/09/fueling-calls-ban-even-security-industry-group-thinks-police-partnerships-amazon

From the article:

“But mayors and city officials have the power to stop police from entering into these partnerships…”

And nobody is being forced to buy anything Amazon—yet.

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Why are fools buying these devices? I am truly baffled by this.

I have an idea, how about a law that places these devices in every room of police departments, with content streamed online for all to hear. Think the police would jump on that?

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“If you haven’t done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.”
–Ed Meese, or some other fascist

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As if watching Fox News wasn’t a big enough contribution to artificial intelligence now there is Amazon Ring. “Hello Dispatch, I have a squirrel that is looking at me fur a bit too long I thinks. And its sort of on the dark side, if you know what I mean.”

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Nor would they like to have their guns taken away, or be trained in restraint, or abuse their jobs in oh so many other ways.

Who would abuse such a tool? (sarcasm) Trump for one.

Amazon, we hardly Knew Ye.

And, now, we don’t Want to know you.

Because of where I live, I got the Ring door and interior sensors a few months ago - should have investigated the creepy relationship with Amazon. Their monitor service is $10 / month, the cheapest out there. Now I’m thinking twice about expanding to their video cams. Without the monitor service, the videos go nowhere except your smartphone. That is one option. Anyway, I checked w/ Ring to get their policy on all of this (not that they are obligated to follow their own policy). For what it is worth:

https://blog.ring.com/2019/08/02/building-better-communities-together/?fbclid=IwAR2g6bjEnjLJN9tFpTkch-SezbxFcVSPy4Z1PQj1idYrK-MXvusKHQRMe1g