Ama­zon’s video feeds

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - NA­TION & WORLD -

Like other se­cu­rity de­vices, Ring cam­eras can be mounted out­side the front door or in­side the home; a phone app lets you see who’s there. But the In­ter­cept said the Ama­zon-owned com­pany was also al­low­ing some high-level en­gi­neers in the U.S. to view cus­tomers’ video feeds, while oth­ers in the Ukraine of­fice could view and down­load any customer video file.

At CES, Ring an­nounced an in­ter­net-con­nected video door­bell that fits into the peep­holes in apart­ment or dorm-room doors. Though it doesn’t ap­pear Ring uses fa­cial recog­ni­tion yet, records show Ama­zon re­cently filed a patent ap­pli­ca­tion for a fa­cial-recog­ni­tion sys­tem in­volv­ing home se­cu­rity cam­eras.


Ama­zon may be look­ing to patent a fa­cial-recog­ni­tion prod­uct.

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