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Owners of Ring security cameras have reason to feel violated according to a new report. While most thought that the cameras were able to detect what was going on inside and around their homes using automated computer vision technologies, there may have been an entire team of humans watching the footage as well. An unnamed source claims that starting in 2016 Ring gave a team of research and development personnel access to a folder on the Amazon S3 cloud service. This move granted them complete and unfettered access to every video created by every Ring camera in the entire world (that includes... Read more...
Ring is looking to… ring in the new year with a couple of new home security-focused devices that leverage its acquisition of Mr. Beams. Ring, which is owned by Amazon, purchased Mr. Beams in January 2018 and vowed to integrate its smart home lighting products into its own portfolio. The first products to come out of that union are the Ring Beams Spotlight and the Ring Beams Floodlight. The former is powered by four D-Cell batteries, includes a single, high-powered LED light, and includes motion detection. The latter, however, uses a hardwired power connection and includes... Read more...
Amazon announced today that it has completed its purchase of video doorbell and security camera maker Ring. The internet retail giant first announced its intention to acquire Ring for $1 billion back in late February, and was able to relatively quickly seal the deal. "Together with Amazon, we will accelerate our mission dramatically by connecting more neighbors globally and making our security devices and systems more affordable and accessible," said Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff. "The entire Ring team is excited to continue working hard to create products and services that bring real benefits to... Read more...
Amazon and Ring, the maker of video doorbells and security cameras, have come to an agreement where the former will acquire the latter. The deal is said to be worth over one billion dollars. While nothing has been specifically said about what plans Amazon has for Ring, it's easy to guess what will happen based on what Amazon has done with its past acquisitions like that of Twitch and others. What this will mean is that the Ring brand will likely carry on. Ring already has integration with Amazon Alexa via skills launched in June of last year, and you can bet that Amazon will expand its integration... Read more...