Motherboard: ‘Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement’

Caroline Haskins, reporting for Motherboard:

Amazon’s home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows. The agreement also requires police to “keep the terms of this program confidential.”

This is a bad look for both sides.

Thursday, 25 July 2019