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Ring and Amazon Sidewalk, opting out?
« on: June 02, 2021, 09:00:22 AM »
Anyone else besides the Soylent Green household opting out of Amazon Sidewalk? If so, you have until June 8th.

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Re: Ring and Amazon Sidewalk, opting out?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 11:21:01 AM »
I opted out through the Alexa app. I don’t see any benefit for me. They seem to be trying to replicate apple tags use of iPhones?? Or something similar to that effect?

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Re: Ring and Amazon Sidewalk, opting out?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 03:42:43 PM »
 Amazon Sidewalk is going to become this gigantic surveillance state tool based on "home policing/safety benefits". Blegh. Apple Tags are tracking / "find me" tools - and also a privacy nightmare....
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Re: Ring and Amazon Sidewalk, opting out?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 05:14:20 PM »
No Alexa, no problem.  ;D

On a more serious note I have yet to find a home assistant that doesn't create more privacy concern than it's worth (Alexa, Google Home...). Maybe Apple Siri on their HomePods but even then I'm not sure it's great.

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