It is particularly disturbing given the amount of information sharing going on between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, and the massive databases with private information being created and maintained by the feds.
It seems like all I have been writing about lately is how police are using cam-share programs to create city-wide surveillance networks.
When I first heard about ‘Ring’ a smart doorbell with a video camera, I didn’t think much of it.
I mean how could the police state turn what appeared to be an innocuous smart device into another surveillance tool?
Enter Amazon, who recently purchased Ring for $1 billion dollars.
Fast forward a few months and Amazon announces that Ring is on a mission to work with law enforcement across the country.
“Ring a company on a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods, today launched the Neighbors app on iOS and Android to provide every neighbor with real-time, local crime and safety information. Previously only available in the Ring app, the Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe. Police and sheriff’s departments throughout the U.S. are also joining
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