Ring Adds End-to-End Encryption For Video Streams

Ring has announced it is now offering end-to-end encryption to protect videos through the entire process.

350,000 Ring Units Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Ring has issued a recalled for some 350,000 2nd generation devices due to fire hazard.

Ring Making Major Changes To Improve Privacy

“While we already offered two-factor authentication to customers, starting today we’re making a second layer of verification mandatory for all users when they log into their Ring accounts,” reads the blog post.

Ring Is a Case Study In Bad Privacy Policy

Ring has been in the news for its ongoing struggles with privacy issues. Its latest response, not to mention its approach in general, could serve as a case study of what not to do.

Ring Uses Android Doorbell App to Surveil Customers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered that Ring’s Android doorbell camera app is being used to surveil customers. According to the EFF, the Ring Android app is “packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable…

PSA: Cybercriminals Preying On Nest Users With ‘Sextortion’ Scheme

Following reports of connected security cameras, such as Ring and Nest, being targeted by hackers, scammers are preying on people’s fears with a “sextortion” scheme, according to CNBC. The scam relies on “social engineering,” or the ability to convince an…

Amazon’s Ring Fires Employees For Improperly Accessing User Videos

In the wake of reports of Ring devices being hacked, Amazon has informed senators of four incidents where employees improperly accessed user videos, according to Ars Technica. Amazon was replying to several senators who have sent inquiries to the company…

CES 2020: Ring Adds Privacy Control Center In Wake Of Hacks

In the wake of multiple hacks and a subsequent lawsuit, Ring is off to a promising start at CES 2020, unveiling a new privacy Control Center, according to CNN. Ring has had a tough few weeks as multiple incidents surfaced…

Google Nest Hub and Xiaomi Cameras Give Window Into Strangers’ Homes

CNET is reporting on the latest example of security cameras exposing the very people they’re supposed to protect. According to the report, Netherlands resident Dio clicked on the Xiaomi camera feed on his Google Nest Hub, expecting to see a…

Amazon and Ring Sued In Federal Court Over Failure to Secure Cameras

TMZ is reporting that Ring and its parent company, Amazon, are being sued in federal court in California, claiming they have failed to protect users. Ring made headlines a couple of weeks ago when a number of cameras where hacked.…