An astounding 18 percent of the country now owns a doorbell from Ring, an Amazon subsidiary company that billionaire techno-terrorist Jeff Bezos purchased for more than $1 billion back in 2018.
In authoritarian regimes of old, dictators had to force their tyranny on the unwilling masses. Today, those masses are voluntarily scanning their Prime barcodes and buying that tyranny because they lazily think it to be cool, convenient and the next big thing.
According to reports, Ring doorbells collect and send video and audio footage straight to the mothership. Some of it is freely given, such as when law enforcement asks Amazon for data, while other times it is sold for more profit.
In the first half of 2022, for instance, Ring provided law enforcement agencies with data some 3,500 different times. (Related: Amazon just bought out iRobot, another home spying device that poses as a vacuum cleaner.)
Not only does Ring, aka Amazon, have all kinds of data and info about the people who were ignorant enough to buy a Ring system in the first place, but the company is also compiling data on neighbors and others who are seen or heard within the vicinity of the devices.
Motion-detected cameras can pick up people walking up the steps or even just walking by on the sidewalk. The device's microphone can also pick up audio from up to 20 feet away.
Ring maintains data on every single motion and movement detected "down to the millisecond," a BBC News investigation found. That data is routinely shared across smartphone apps every time they are opened while Ring is spying and surveilling.
Ring knows when a customer is either home or out, which means that Amazon knows this as well. And anyone who successfully hacks into the Ring system can also figure out all sorts of things, including people's lifestyle habits; what they talk about; and what they like to do.
It is a dream come true for the National Security Agency (NSA), which just so happens to have forged a $10 billion secret contract with Amazon earlier this year – the implications of which are not fully known.
"The dumber your home, the better," wrote a commenter at Zero Hedge about how the "smart" movement is anything but smart in the literal sense of the word.
"The only reason to collect this much information is to control any potential political opposition," suggested another, adding that police only solve about two percent of all major crimes.
"How do you think they dig up all of those college pictures and racist tweets that have been deleted? Nothing to do with that 2% success rate in prosecuting major crimes."
Another responded that the primary focus here is power and control since laws "only apply to the little people."
"In my view, anyone who willingly installs ANYTHING Smart in their home – appliances, light bulbs, surveillance cameras / alarms, Echo / Dot / Alexa (especially since we learned FIVE years ago Bezos had a staff of 7,000 employees who transcribe recordings from those devices) deserves the surveillance they invited into their home," said someone else.
"These people are voluntarily giving their rights away," added another. "Worse, they are even paying for the 'privilege,' claiming "it's for the greater good" when informed about surveillance."
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