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Amazon Says It Shares Ring Camera Footage With Police Without Permission And Now I’m Second Guessing My Doorbell Cam

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Well, this is slightly alarming.

Did you know that Amazon can — and does — share your Ring Camera footage with police officers without your consent?

According to the Huffington Post, law enforcement agencies use a platform called Neighbors Public Safety Service.

This Ring platform allows police to ask Amazon for customers’ Ring Camera footage — and the customers don’t need to approve.

Now, you might think you’re safe. Maybe you live in a small town.

BUT, 2,161 law enforcement agencies use this Neighbors Public Safety Service. That means there’s a good probability the police in your town are looped into the platform.

I know there are conspiracy theorists out there who harp on and on about “Big Brother” tracking our every move. But, they just might be onto something here.

As my ongoing investigation into Amazon illustrates, it has become increasingly difficult for the public to move, assemble, and converse in public without being tracked and recorded.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

Amazon has, in fact, verified this information to be true. Ring has given cops doorbell camera footage on multiple occasions where an emergency situation has presented itself.

In each instance, Ring made a good-faith determination that there was an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to a person requiring disclosure of information without delay.


I don’t know. I don’t make it a standard practice to participate in illegal activities, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable knowing that my doorbell camera footage isn’t my own.

A Ring spokesperson said the company informs camera owners but doesn’t need their consent when it gives clips to police in response to warrants.

Huffington Post

I mean, maybe having Amazon hand over my information in the event of death or imminent danger would be okay.

But, that’s a FINE line.

If they are allowed to hand over the footage for one thing, what’s stopping them from handing the footage over for whatever they deem necessary.


Nothing is stopping them, obviously.

Just be careful out there. Know you’re being watched, even when you aren’t aware of it.

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