Cameras, cops and paranoia: Amazon's surveillance alter L.A. neighborhoods

Amazon owned Ring cameras and companion app Neighbors provides a public forum where private citizens can monitor one another in service of keeping neighborhoods “safe”.

  • This raises an important question: Safe for whom, and from what?

While homeowners may believe their cameras and posts are preventing break-ins and theft, some research has shown that surveillance is a poor deterrent of such property crimes.

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