Amazon Sidewalk has launched! But how secure is it?
As of today, owners of Ring security cameras and Alexa devices are contributing a small portion of their internet bandwidth to create a network that makes it so devices stay connected further away from a home router and remain online when local Wi-Fi goes down.
Sounds great for home security, but what about privacy? It means Amazon can stay connected to you AT ALL TIMES. And everyone with an Amazon device is automatically opted-IN by default. Millions of people will now be co-opted into the program whether they know anything about it or not. It’s also worth noting that fmr NSA director Keith Alexander now works on the board of Amazon.
As always, your privacy choices are your own preference, but you should ALWAYS be aware when people are collecting your data so that you can make informed decisions. But if you are privacy conscious, you might want to Opt out of Sidewalk!
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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Lightening to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)
Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data)
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
Privacy Tip: Don’t use wifi, and if you must, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other websites tracking your location.