Amazon Sharing Video Doorbell Footage With Police, Aiding Neighborhood Crime Investigations

Amazon, which sells the Ring Video Doorbell, has made agreements with more than 400 police agencies to share footage.

By Shelly BrisbinAugust 29, 2019 12:49 pm,

A Washington Post story this week revealed that Amazon, which sells Ring video doorbell cameras, has struck deals with over 400 police agencies to use Ring footage as a tool for investigating crime. Not everyone thinks that’s such a cool idea. Our tech expert, Omar Gallaga, says 57 of the police agencies are in Texas.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Why Amazon and police are working together

– Why civil liberties’ advocates are concerned about the program

– How Ring doorbell owners can opt out