#stasi / Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen.

One in 10 US police departments can now access videos from millions of privately owned home security cameras without a warrant. In a 2020 letter to [Amazon] management, Max Eliaser, an Amazon software engineer, said Ring is “simply not compatible with a free society”.

I bet half the idiots who decry wearing a face mask as an affront to their constitutionally protected freedoms have an Amazon Ring installed. If this doesn’t scare you a little bit, it should.