Ring, Amazon’s home security company, agrees to pay $5.8 million to


Ring, Amazon’s home security company, agrees to pay $5.8 million to

Amazon’s Ring unit has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that its doorbells illegally spy on users.

The FTC alleged that Ring failed to restrict employees and contractors from accessing customer videos and used those videos to train algorithms without the customers’ consent.

In a statement, Amazon said the FTC order makes clear that pricing profit over privacy doesn’t pay.

According to the FTC, Ring would be required to delete all data and algorithms that originated from unlawfully viewed videos and create a new privacy and security program barring workers from viewing customer videos except in cases of law enforcement.

Customers would also have to give Ring their consent prior to viewing any videoGoogle says that the FTC’s order makes it clear that putting profits over privacy does not pay.

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