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"Amazon's home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows."

vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/

@maxeddy I'm surprised that they were able to get a copy of the agreement through a state records request. Often times those agreements are declared "trade secrets" or other such nonsense, making them exempt from the request for the public to see them. Ran into it a lot when I was a journo. Good on motherboard for pursuing this. And yes, it is gross.

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> Amazon's home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows.

Wow, #ring really seems to be *trying* to be maximally evil—this comes right on the heels of that time they were paying for scare mongering local news google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlant

@maxeddy man who would have seen this comming 🤔 🤔 🤔

Surveillance capitalism 

@maxeddy I'm not even in the thought of "ACAB", but we don't need something that enables the bad ones and doesn't do anything for the good ones.

@maxeddy 🎵 this fucking bullshit needs to be illegal 🎵

@maxeddy Amazon is an arm of the #DeepState. What private citizen in their right mind would trust them with home security or spybot #Alexa? #InfoSec
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