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Yikes! Ring employees were able to spy on customers' camera feeds

6 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Another day, another tech company doing something creepy. According to The Intercept and The Information, Ring allowed employees access to unencrypted customer videos taken from its lineup of smart doorbell. The incidents began in 2016, when the company moved from San Francisco to Ukraine, in an effort to save money. Months later, Ring transmitted users' videos without encryption. It aslo gave its R&D team in Ukraine unfettered access to some customers' video files. Specifically, it was given access to the company's Amazon S3 cloud storage, which contained every Ring customer video and a...
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Home security company Ring responds to claims of privacy violations

Home security company Ring responds to claims of privacy violations

6 days ago   |   By TechRadar

The smart home security company, Ring, has responded to claims that it allowed employees to access the camera feeds of customers using its smart video doorbells and other security camera devices. A statement from a Ring spokesperson reads: "We take the privacy and security of our customers' personal information extremely seriously. In order to improve our service, we view and annotate certain Ring video recordings." "These recordings are sourced exclusively from publicly shared Ring videos from the Neighbors app , and from a small fraction of Ring users who have provided their explicit...
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