Tim Cushing writes:
Amazon isn’t just handing out cheap/free doorbell surveillance cameras to cops. It’s tying them into contracts that require government agency recipients return the favor by publicizing Amazon’s Ring doorbells and running their PR responses through the online retailer. That’s according to documents obtained by Caroline Haskins of Vice, who secured copies of Amazon Ring contracts via public records requests.
Read more on TechDirt.
Relatedly, see Joe Cadillic’s post today: Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone