Amazon Has Provided ‘Ring’ Doorbell Footage to Government Officials on At Least 11 Occasions
The tech giant Amazon is providing doorbell footage from their Ring technology to law enforcement as they help to assist government surveillance.
The information came out when Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Amazon last month about Ring camera footage being used in government surveillance. It turns out Ring footage has been surrendered by Amazon to law enforcement on at least 11 occasions.
“Ring made a good-faith determination that there was an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to a person requiring disclosure of information without delay,” said Brian Huseman, Amazon’s vice president for public policy.
Huseman noted that Ring “reserves the right to respond immediately to urgent law enforcement requests for information.” As per usual, the tech giants provide no real protections for the privacy of their users.
“As my ongoing investigation into Amazon illustrates, it has become increasingly difficult for the public to move, assemble, and converse in public without being tracked and recorded,” Markey said in response to the inquiry on Ring.
Big League Politics has reported on Amazon receiving billions from the NSA to help facilitate government spying:
“Tech giant Amazon has received $10 billion in a taxpayer-funded federal contract to help the blatantly unconstitutional National Security Agency (NSA) illegally spy on American citizens.
In another example of how Big Tech supremacy hurts the freedoms of the American people, Amazon signed the contract “WildandStormy” to provide cloud computing services for the spying monolith that has made a mockery of the 4th Amendment.
Microsoft is filing a protest on the contract, believing that it was awarded unfairly to Amazon, a company that has proven it will serve the deep state at every turn.
“We are exercising our legal rights and will do so carefully and responsibly,” they added.
Amazon received a $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2013. They soaked up a good portion of the follow-up deal for the CIA’s C2E contract in 2020, which was worth billions. They have deployed litigation to keep their main competitor Microsoft from lucrative federal contracts as well.
“[The NSA’s award] just reiterates that Amazon is still the cloud provider to beat across the federal government,” said Chris Cornillie, an analyst at Bloomberg Government. “Microsoft has come a long way and made it a two way horse race in government, but Amazon was forming relationships and gathering security certifications a decade ago and Microsoft is still playing catch-up.”
This move is believed to be part of the Hybrid Computer Initiative launched by the NSA. They will essentially be giving access to the treasure trove of data illegally gathered from Americans and foreigners to Amazon for cloud computing services, which could be considered a major national security breach considering Amazon’s ties to China.”
Amazon is at war with the U.S. Constitution. They need to be punished and sanctioned for their anti-American activities.