Vice recently published a fascinating article about how Amazon is encouraging and coaching police to participate in its neighborhood video surveillance network. The network is powered by Ring, the popular home security service, which automates and enhances video surveillance for homes. Police can join the app and gain network to a special law enforcement portal where they can request video directly from users in the neighborhood. The users must give their permission to allow law enforcement access to the video, but this process doesn’t require police to obtain a warrant or subpoena Amazon for the data. Seeking to minimize their involvement in the formal litigation process, Amazon has been coaching police officers on how best to persuade users to give up their data.
Amazon’s end goal?
To develop a surveillance network where every house in every neighborhood has a Ring camera system while maintaining strong government support. Read on, here…
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