Police, Amazon, Surveillance 

It turns out Ring is worse than we thought. If you have a Ring system, police can go to a website and fill out a form, and Amazon will grant access without review, due process, or a warrant. We knew they were collaborating in some form, but we didn't know today it was this turn-key.

This applies to your neighbors too, unfortunately. We are already living in a surveillance dystopia.
theverge.com/2022/7/14/2321941

Police, Amazon, Surveillance 

@Sandrockcstm Bonus points: It's a surveillance dystopia where we pay for the privilege.

Police, Amazon, Surveillance 

@crash They've really designed a system where they can have their cake and eat it too.

Police, Amazon, Surveillance 

@Sandrockcstm @crash Out of curiosity, since the entry point to the web form is public and "this is an emergency" is a separate button on the login page (I have not checked to find out what it does), should I have any reason to believe that the use of this form is limited to law enforcement?

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Police, Amazon, Surveillance 

@noelle @crash That's a great point and I don't know. A sane company would have some kind of basic checks in place to make you prove that you are a member of law-enforcement (bare minimum verifiable info like badge # and precinct), but I don't see a lot of incentive for Amazon to do that, so without going through the process I perso ally wouldn't feel confident this couldn't be abused by people aside from the police.

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