A growing relationship between U.S. law enforcement and Amazon doorbell camera company Ring has privacy advocates concerned, CBS News reports. Ring's "Neighbors Portal" is currently used by 400 law enforcement agencies, and Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff hopes to have all agencies looped in, saying, "it helps all communities come together to make things safer." Ring says customers are in control of their videos, including required consent, but privacy advocates aren't sold. "Yes, we have a choice, sometimes," said Andrew Ferguson, author of "The Rise of Big Data Policing." "But it's very easy for police to get a search warrant for that same footage if they believe a crime has occurred."
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