Neighborhood Watch


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

Amazon Is Hiring a News Editor for Its ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App

Neighbors, the ‘neighborhood watch’ app that accompanies Amazon-owned Ring doorbell cameras, is hiring a Managing Editor for news alerts in the app.
Caroline Haskins
internet of snitches

A Smart Doorbell Company Is Working With Cops to Report ‘Suspicious’ People and Activities

Ring claims its new app Neighbors will fight crime, but it could also become a platform for profiling and discrimination.
Sarah Emerson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Band of Neighbors Used Duct Tape to Catch an Intruder

They also had some firearms, which probably helped, too.
River Donaghey

The ​Leader of Oath Keepers Says the Right-Wing Group Is in Ferguson to 'Protect the Weak'

Billing themselves as volunteer security for local businesses and residents, the watch group took to the rooftops in Missouri, apparently to the surprise of some residents.
Mark Hay

On Patrol with North London's Orthodox Jewish Crime Fighters

Shomrim (Hebrew for "guards") is on call 24 hours a day. Every day it gets 11 to 15 calls, but more just after the sabbath, when there's a backlog due to people reporting incidents they had witnessed the previous day when they couldn't use the phone.
Tabby Kinder