Using the service would prevent package theft and obviate the need to stay home or arrange for a spare key for a contractor or visitor.

    But it requires customers to be comfortable with a smart lock controlled by Amazon and with an Amazon-connected camera monitoring the inside of their home and communicating to the cloud. Even if users are willing to trust Amazon with that level of access to their homes, they might have other concerns; Internet-connected smart devices can be vulnerable to hacking.



francopoli:

TIME THE FUCK OUT HERE PEOPLE.

    But it requires customers to be comfortable with a smart lock controlled by Amazon and with an Amazon-connected camera monitoring the inside of their home and communicating to the cloud.

So Amazon wants a camera inside your house that sends, I will assume video, to "the cloud." And what happens where someone at Amazon gets bored and starts accessing this data looking for naked women? Or if the NSA, DHS, DEA comes knocking with a national security letter?

I refuse to have an Alexa, Google Home, Nest any of that shit in my house. It's bad enough that I have a fucking cell phone listening and doing god knows what with that data.


posted by rd95: 22 days ago