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Ring to give more control over data shared with Google, FB

Ring to give more control over data shared with Google, FB
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Ring to give more control over data shared with Google, FB

San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Amazon-owned home security company Ring, which has been in the middle of a controversy for sharing data with Google and Facebook, is likely to change its privacy settings.

This comes after almost two weeks of a study that showed the company was sharing user data with tech giants like Facebook, Google and other parties without their consent.

The change will let Ring users block the company from sharing most, but not all, of their data, a report in CBS News said on Friday.

A company spokesperson said people will be able to opt out of those sharing agreements "where applicable." The spokesperson declined to clarify what "where applicable" might mean, the report added.

The Amazon-owned home security firm will roll out the feature for users soon.

More recently, Ring has faced privacy concerns around its technology.

In late January, an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) study found the company regularly shares user data with Facebook, including that of Ring users who don''t have accounts on the social media platform, CBS News added.

--IANS

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: IANS

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