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Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago
TikTok

TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm

No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Caroline Haskins
3 days ago
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Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff

Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Caroline Haskins
8.10.19
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Ring Partnerships With Police Are ‘Troubling,’ Home Security Lobbyists Say

Home security trade organization The Monitoring Association said that it is troubled by reports of Ring partnerships with law enforcement that are designed to promote Ring products.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
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New Map Reveals That At Least 231 Cities Have Partnered With Ring

An interactive map, researched and compiled as a personal project by an incoming college senior, gives the most comprehensive view of Ring’s partnerships with law enforcement to date.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
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Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company

How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? This, and other things we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
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Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Give to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras

Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
Caroline Haskins
8.6.19
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Amazon Is Coaching Cops on How to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without a Warrant

Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, is teaching police how to convince residents to share camera footage with them.
Caroline Haskins
8.6.19
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US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.
Caroline Haskins
8.2.19
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Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies

Ring’s partnerships with law enforcement could be far more more widespread than previously reported.
Caroline Haskins
7.29.19
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Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

The Lakeland, Florida police department is required to “encourage adoption” of Ring products as part of a secret agreement with the company.
Caroline Haskins
7.25.19
TikTok

This Meme Explains Why TikTok Isn't Like Any Other Social Media

Point-of-view or POV videos are TikTok’s chameleon genre that give creators room to express themselves, and give TikTok room to come into its own.
Caroline Haskins
7.23.19
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