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Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsHow Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off The premise is convenient. But the e-commerce giant's privacy track record isn't exactly inspiring. Photograph: Daniel Berman/Bloomberg/Getty Images If you have Amazon devices as part of your smart home, there's a new service on the block you should be aware of—and as usual, there are both potential benefits and potential privacy implications to think about as you consider whether
steven36 posted a topic in Technology NewsAmazon today announced Amazon Sidewalk, a new wireless protocol that uses the 900Mhz frequency band to link smart lightbulbs, sensors, and other internet of things devices together. It’s capable of sending data from between 500 meters up to a mile, and it natively supports features like secure over-the-air updates. And because it’s a mesh network, Amazon says that only a few access points are required to cover a broad area. In a test, the company sent over 700 Sidewalk-enabled devices to employees of subsidiary Ring, and to friends and family of those employees. In jus