The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that Amazon’s Ring automatically sends private user data to Facebook:
Amazon’s Ring smart doorbell surveillance product has been caught sending user data to Facebook and other companies without making Ring users aware their data was being shared. That’s according to an investigation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). What’s even more alarming is Ring users are having their data sent to Facebook even if they themselves don’t have Facebook accounts.
So what data is Ring sending to Facebook and other companies? The EFF says the information includes “the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.”
This really isn’t that hard. Don’t use smart home technology. It’s all spy-on-you-in-your-home technology.