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For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

theintercept.com/2019/01/10/am

"At the time the Ukrainian access was provided, the video files were left unencrypted, the source said, because of Ring leadership’s “sense that encryption would make the company less valuable,” owing to the expense of implementing encryption and lost revenue opportunities due to restricted access"

Encryption protects against a litany of abuses

@schlink I honestly can't decide whether to laugh or cry. This is the most horrible as well as the most hilarious thing I've read in quite a while.

@schlink Also, pro tip for everyone: don't install fucking surveillance gear in your home that is controlled by people other than yourself. Get a Raspberry Pi and a webcam or something. And make triple-sure you only run OSS software and/or storage you fully control. Tthink hard about which security level you want for that setup and the data it will accumulate. Geez.

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