400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell

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400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbellAmazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its 'Ring Neighbors' network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from the company's smart doorbell that has raised civil liberties concerns. The program represents an unusual partnership between the US technology giant and law enforcement agencies, which have offered discounted or free Ring devices to residents as part of crime prevention efforts. Ring, the device maker purchased by Amazon for $839 million, said the video-enabled smart doorbell and its associated Neighbors applications help improve communication between residents and their police departments.

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