Last month it was found that the Ring-App had collected user data and sent it back to companies like Google and Facebook. Obviously, this didn't suit customers well, because ironically, companies selling products that are supposed to protect your home seemed to have bad data to protect your privacy.
The good news is According to a new report from CBS, Ring has announced that Ring will soon be making some changes to its app that will allow users to disable, though not completely, this data exchange program. The report claims that disabling it prevents the company from sharing "most, not all" of its data, which means that some more data will be shared.
That being said, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation report, Ring (like most companies) defended their practice. The company claims that this data should help improve its service, although the EFF report found that some of this data was not anonymized and contained personal information such as the name, email addresses, and location of the app.
It has been argued that with this information third parties could know when a Ring user might be away from home and that users could be connected to other personal information from another location for more information received full profile.
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