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Amazon Ring Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 03:27:32 [Preview] No. 13092
If you own one of these... well, lol.

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/10/amazon-ring-security-camera/

Apparently the maker thought that adding encryption would make the company less valuable. Annnd of course it's outsourced. Ring customer's video from inside and outside of their homes goes to some Ukrainian company. Maybe they're padding their revenue by running some amateur Ring porn sites on the side.


Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 03:40:34 [Preview] No.13093 del
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>>13092
This is why I don't use IoT devices.


Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 05:28:53 [Preview] No.13094 del
>amazon


Anonymous 01/11/2019 (Fri) 23:07:54 [Preview] No.13095 del
>>13094
Sucks. Amazon just sucks.


Anonymous 01/16/2019 (Wed) 20:30:39 [Preview] No.13121 del
>>13093
Internet of shit. But seriously though, Ring is a useful innovation that lets you pretend to answer the door and pretend the house isn't vacant when you are 50 mile aways at a restaurant.


Anonymous 02/16/2019 (Sat) 19:38:08 [Preview] No.13198 del
Amazon owns Ring, and there's a great editorial out that wrecks them for not putting their 2nd HQ in NYC. The cat is out of the bag, and tech companies care about nothing but themselves, just like any other business.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/amazon-new-york-hq2.html


Anonymous 04/14/2019 (Sun) 19:25:51 [Preview] No.13273 del
>a folder on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service that contained every video created by every Ring camera around the world
!

And the press handler is a guy called Shamir?


Anonymous 04/18/2019 (Thu) 00:28:08 [Preview] No.13280 del
Honestly, at this point there's a whole market segment of brainless cattle that eats this shit up. This isn't for people like us. If I was the company I'd do the exact same. If people are giving their data away, might as well take it.

Do you guys think though that there's a market for DIY security camera kits? With cheap single board computers and cameras these days, you could easily make an almost plug-and-play package that uses fully open source software to record video, process, even do fancy image recognition, put it on your own machine or optionally provide a passworded web UI that only you have access to. You could actually make it cheaper than these shitty electronic doorbells. The only issue is that security wise, you should store the video off-site so that burglars can't steal it, which is pretty trivial but you can offer your own VPS solution and zero-configuration setup script for the retards.


Anonymous 04/18/2019 (Thu) 04:16:38 [Preview] No.13282 del
Some video codec characteristics are such that it wouldn't be too hard to perform some limited encryption (that is, not having to fully encrypt every bit in the whole video) to render the video useless if stolen, but still allow for passworded viewing or fast export.

Marketing will probably be harder than product development. There are so many of these things now. A DIY niche might be easier to target than something in a glossy retail box though.



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