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Ring Employees Fired for Improperly Viewing Customer Videos

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Amazon-owned Ring has faced allegations its cameras can be hacked and recently added two-factor for setting up new accounts.

Now, Motherboard reports Ring had admitted it has fired employees for improperly viewing customer videos. The news was uncovered in a letter sent from Ring to U.S. Senators:

“We are aware of incidents discussed below where employees violated our policies,” the letter from Ring, dated January 6, reads. “Over the last four years, Ring has received four complaints or inquiries regarding a team member’s access to Ring video data,” it continues. Ring explains that although each of these people were authorized to view video data, their attempted access went beyond what they needed to access for their job.

“In each instance, once Ring was made aware of the alleged conduct, Ring promptly investigated the incident, and after determining that the individual violated company policy, terminated the individual,” the letter adds. As well as firing workers, Ring has also taken steps to limit such data access to a smaller number of people, the letter reads. It says three employees can currently access stored customer videos.

The news does not instil confidence for existing Ring camera users, however, the company says it has made changes to now limit how many employees can view private videos.

Ring launched a variety of new products in Canada this year, such as its Indoor Cam and a variety of other external lights.

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