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Ring’s coziness with police bites Amazon – PR firms, get pitching

Amazon’s Ring subsidiary might have thought it was in the clear, having fended off the worst of the fallout from quietly letting police access the footage from its doorbell cameras without letting customers know about it. Having sworn that it didn’t let the police know where its customers actually lived, it turns out that it went as far as creating a map that would let police forces get pretty darn close. The map was shut down in July, but this issue has been playing out over the past year. This map was ostensibly meant to show police forces a heatmap, to determine which neighborhoods had the highest concentrations of the doorbells, however, if you zoomed in far enough, you could…

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