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AMAZON PLOTS TO TURN SURVEILLANCE NETWORK INTO REALITY TV SERIES (deadline.com)

Don’t let the mainstream article in the link fool you. Comedian Wanda Sykes will host a new show, called “Ring Nation,” that will feature videos captured by Amazon Ring cameras. Amazon-owned MGM Television and Big Fish Entertainment will produce the show.

The show will feature funny and viral content captured by Ring cameras, like “neighbors saving neighbors, marriage proposals, military reunions and silly animals.”

Such videos can be entertaining and often go viral. However, they pull people’s attention from the mass surveillance Ring cameras conduct. Videos from Ring cameras have been used in investigations by law enforcement in the US and abroad, even pulling video from people’s doorbell cameras without a warrant.

By cultivating fears about crime in the suburbs and partnering with police departments, Amazon has aggressively rolled out Ring home surveillance cameras.

Amazon has rolled out several surveillance technologies, including Rekognition, a facial recognition algorithm used by law enforcement.

What do you think?

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Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour
1 month ago

This is basically America’s Funniest Home Videos for the digital era.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleurdamour

Perfect analogy.

breaker
breaker
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleurdamour

Lol you’re right.

thekwon
thekwon
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleurdamour

All three of the hosts on this show were good – this show was my guilty pleasure

thekwon
thekwon
1 month ago
Reply to  thekwon

Even though Bob Saget was a disgusting rapist human being who probably got what he had coming to him – was still a funny host

Last edited 1 month ago by thekwon
thekwon
thekwon
1 month ago

Can’t believe I didn’t see this show coming seems so logical now as part of the mass surveillance roll out.
They picked the wrong host though. Not only is she is radical feminist man hating angry person – but she isn’t funny. Not in the least

confederacy_of_dunces
confederacy_of_dunces
1 month ago

I can’t believe so many people have these ring cameras. Great one can watch their house being burgled while at work or on holiday…..

Kat
Kat
1 month ago

I have a Ring camera. It wasn’t my choice, it was my husband. I will admit that it has came in handy, especially for solicitors. But trust me, I do see the problems with it. We had an Alexa at one point, again, my husbands choice, but I got so freaked out about it I forced him to get rid of it. My husbands one of those techy guys that wants to get every new thing, unfortunately for me, who knows the truth about what is going on.