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A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news” and it’ll definitely end well » Nieman Journalism Lab

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I’m no fan of where Ring (owned by Amazon) is trying to take these tools.

Ring already has an app called Neighbors that, judging by its marketing, encourages people living in bucolic suburbs with wrought iron gates to feel like they’re in the last un-zombified neighborhood in The Walking Dead.

This isn’t the kind of environment I want to be in. We used to worry about Surveillance State, and then Surveillance Companies. Now with a bunch of ring doorbells we can surveil each other!

Posted on May 2, 2019

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