Senators Raise Questions About Ring
Recent revelations are a reminder of the risks associated with networked devices…
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Networked video surveillance products have exploded in popularity in recent years, thanks to a new generation of lightweight, battery-powered cameras and easy to use smartphone applications. But while the technology behind the cameras has improved, it appears the security issues that seem to plague all Internet-of-Things devices remain…Just who are you allowing into your home when you use these devices?
That is the question being asked by five US Senators, who recently wrote to Jeff Bezos with questions about Ring, the video surveillance social networking company Amazon purchased this year. Specifically, the Senators have questions regarding who had access to customer data at Ring, and if that access could have jeopardized national security.
While most of us don’t have to worry about our new piece of technology violating national security, it’s always good to keep in mind the potential risk involved with Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Once your data leaves your network, it’s up to someone else to keep it safe…and as the past has shown, “someone else” may not care as much about its security as you do.
Original article by Sam Biddle writing for The Intercept.