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Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Ring doesn’t respect your privacy and even though you’ve paid for the service surveils you and shares your information with a variety of companies?

An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. Amazon bought Ring, and they should be cleaning house here. They also bought Nest, and want customers to believe that they will not surveil their private browsing activity at home? The behavior of Ring doesn’t provide any support for the brand promises being made by Nest.

Posted on January 29, 2020

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