Ring's 'AI' reportedly involved people in Ukraine watching customer videos

Tech 10-1-2019 Mashable 87
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You’re finally ready to build a smart home and purchase a Ring security camera. But maybe slow your roll, because according to a new report, at least in the past, it may not have been that smart or secure. 

So reports The Intercept, which notes that in 2016 Ring allowed a Ukrainian team of engineers "virtually unfettered access" to all Ring customers' unencrypted video streams. And yes, that means the streams both outside, and inside, their homes. 

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This access was reportedly granted because the AI needed help distinguishing between things like cars and people.  Read more...

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