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Ring's Neighbors app exposed precise locations and addresses

10 days ago   |   By Engadget

Ring's Neighbors app is still suffering from privacy shortcomings almost three years later. TechCrunch has learned a bug in the Amazon-owned neighborhood watch tool exposed precise locations and home addresses for anyone posting in the software. The...
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Amazon's Ring Neighbors app exposed users' precise locations and home addresses

Amazon's Ring Neighbors app exposed users' precise locations and home addresses

10 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

A security flaw in Ring's Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app.
Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by Amazon for $1 billion , launched Neighbors in 2018 as a breakaway feature in its own standalone app. Neighbors is one of several neighborhood watch apps, like Nextdoor and Citizen, that lets users anonymously alert nearby residents to crime and public-safety issues.
While users' posts are public, the app doesn't display names or precise locations - though most include video taken by Ring doorbells...
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