Amazon Sidewalk. What in the world are you doing?

I just read about Amazon Sidewalk and my blood boiled!!!

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

For crying out loud NO!!!

Please DONT ENABLE THIS FEATURE!!

SHUT DOWN THIS PROJECT NOW!!!

We all bought and invested in your ring devices to feel more secure.
This is so backwards and sickening.

You must not let this happen.

I beg you NO one last time

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You can turn it off yourself.

There are others that do similar things. Xfinity uses customer’s routers to create public Xfinity hotspots. Apple uses everyone’s iOS devices to locate airtags. I think we will be seeing a lot more of this in general.

Hey neighbors! I’m here to help clear up some confusion that there may be around the Sidewalk feature and it’s opt-out option and viewing this in app. Sidewalk is only enabled for existing customers with eligible Sidewalk-enabled Ring devices, known as Sidewalk Bridges. You can see which Ring devices are Sidewalk-compatible here . Before Sidewalk became available, we began notifying existing customers with eligible Sidewalk Bridge devices so they could consider the benefits of Sidewalk and decide whether they want to change their preferences. Customers setting up a Sidewalk Bridge for the first time will see their Sidewalk settings during device setup, and can change those settings at any time.

Please note : You must have a Sidewalk-enabled Ring device to use Sidewalk. You can learn more in our Help Center article here . If you do not have a compatible device, Sidewalk is not available to you.

Actually the menu won’t open and is unresponsive, and just because others are doing doesn’t make it less sketchy. They shouldn’t be either…

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Funny how when I turn the sidewalk feature off, my cameras say they are “offline” even though it’s 10 feet from my router and my wi-fi works great.

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Doesn’t mean it is good . Also the crooks at Xfinity make that bs network off by default and we are very aware of it. This was sneaky . Horrendous idea just because product has horrible connectivity