August 29, 2019
The scope of Amazon’s partnership with police departments across the US continues to grow.
In a new report, The Washington Post revealed that video-sharing programs between the Amazon-owned company, Ring — purveyors of popular home security equipment — number 400, which nearly doubles previous estimates.
That figure, which the Post says was gleaned from Ring’s company data, marks the first ever hard number on Ring’s police partnerships which facilitate the exchange of user’s home video footage with local law enforcement.
A previous estimate from Vice using documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request put the number of partnerships at 200.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm