In response to a lawmaker’s request for details about Amazon-owned Ring’s privacy protections, the company said it places few restrictions on police use or sharing of downloaded videos captured by the doorbell cameras, The Washington Post reports. Ring’s partnership with more than 600 police forces allows an agency to request and download 12 hours of video from anyone within a half square mile of a suspected crime scene. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said Ring’s policies fail to protect individuals’ privacy, calling the lack of privacy and civil rights protections “chilling.” Meanwhile, Amazon considered implementing facial-recognition technology with its doorbell cameras, The New York Times reports. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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