Last week, Google revealed that all Nest home security system users will need to use two-factor authentication starting this spring and today, Amazon’s home security company Ring has announced that starting this week, all users will be required to enable two-factor authentication on their accounts for added security.
The company behind the popular Ring Video Doorbell will now be requiring all users to enter a one-time six-digit code sent via email or SMS whenever they try and log in to see the state of their indoor and outdoor cameras.
Additionally, Ring is also launching new controls for what happens to your data regarding third-party service providers. Beginning today, the company is temporarily pausing the use of most third-party analytics services in its apps and website while it works on providing users with more abilities to opt-out in Control Center.
Moreover, Ring is now making it possible for users to opt-out of personalized advertising.
You can now opt out of sharing your information with third-party service providers for the purpose of receiving personalized ads. If you opt out, Ring will not share the information required to serve you personalized ads, though you may still see non-personalized Ring ads from time to time. Although we believe personalized advertising can deliver a better customer experience, beginning this week we will provide you with a choice to opt out in Control Center.
Ring says it will be communicating these updates to its customers via email as they are rolled out.