Fight for the Future calls on tech review sites to suspend recommendations of Amazon Ring cameras in light of recent security breaches
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Consumer Reports and Tom’s Guide responded that they have not determined if they will rescind their recommendation but are discussing internally. Business Insider, Digital Trends, igeeksblog.com, PC Magazine, Safety.com, TechHive, and TechRadar have have yet to respond.
“Tech reviews and guides play an important role in people deciding which devices to buy,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. “The reviewers we’ve reached out to recommended Ring as the best in their category. Meanwhile, report after report details security issues, concerns, and leaks with Ring technology. These devices are not safe. It’s important reviewers honor the public trust and suspend their recommendation.”
Tech review sites and Ring
Last week, Fight for the Future, issued a Product Warning about Ring, along with Electronic Privacy Information Center, Consumer Action, and other advocacy groups.
Should tech review sites listen to the warning? My personal opinion is that Amazon has way too much power and be broken up. I also am very worried about privacy issues, but with this specific issues, I believe its from an anti law enforcement perspective. I think to solve murders Amazon should absolutely team up with local and state policy. Additionally, I would also say the same with anything that threatens people physical safety, as opposed to lets say civil violations.
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