Ring Security Cams
Review Date 10/23/2019
Can it snoop on me?
How does it handle privacy?
What could happen if something went wrong
These security cameras raise a number of red flags for us. Ring, owned by Amazon, has a history of not protecting users privacy. They stored customer data--including video recordings--unencrypted on an Amazon cloud server and employees could access any of this data. This means these employees could not only view, but potentially also download and share videos from your home. They also have a partnership with local law enforcement that has raised many privacy and civil rights questions (see article below). They aren't as transparent as we would like them to be about their privacy and data deletion practices. They say they don't do facial recognition while having hired a "head of facial recognition research." All in all, this is a security video camera that raises just too many questions about privacy and security, in our opinion.