Original title: Ring's police partnerships must end, say more than 30 civil rights groups
Netease Technologies News, Oct. 9, according to foreign media reports, Amazon's video doorbell company Ring has more than 500 police partners in the United States. A coalition of civil rights organizations calls on local governments to cancel all cooperation with Ring.
On Tuesday, technology-focused non-profit organizations
The letter was signed by more than 30 civil rights organizations. In addition to requesting the mayor and the City Council to cancel their existing partnership with Ring, the letter also calls for regulations on monitoring and supervision to prevent such cooperation by the police in the future and for members of Congress to investigate Ring's actions.
In response to the letter, Ring said its goal was to make the community safer.
The company also denied many of the claims in the letter, saying they
At Amazon's electronics - based event in September, the company's head of hardware, David.
The letter raises many privacy issues about Ring, but the company has never disclosed how police rely on Amazon's visual doorbell to set up temporary surveillance networks in suburban communities.
Ring offers an app called Neighbors that allows residents to upload videos from their doorbell to social networks. Police working with Ring can use a variety of investigative tools, such as.
Ring also gives police the freedom to decide how to use videos that residents share with their neighbors. The company is not responsible for how police officers share and use Ring's videos. This raises concerns that these videos may be used for face recognition or provided to federal agencies such as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). (Lebanon)