Amazon Ring camera doorbell bragged about tracking Kids on Halloween and provides camera feeds to police departments with event detection that is quite large – raises both good and bad feelings abo…

The home surveillance company owned by Amazon bragged on Instagram about taping millions of kids going door to door.

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WHY IT MATTERS: every device being connected to the internet brings with it the possibility of remote monitoring. Here, doorbells equipped with cameras can detect who’s at the door and determine who is trick or tricking at Halloween. But it can also detect burglaries, car crashes and other common neighbourhood events. Should we be concerned or feel more secured?

In the context of businesses, this can be extended to employee surveillance and possibly spying. Fun times ahead as the number of connected IOT devices is set to explode x10 in coming years.

Farid Mheir