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Why Amazon’s home security drone should set off alarm bells – The Guardian

Given the Ring brand’s poor record on privacy, why would anyone allow its new flying eye to patrol their house?

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Heres the scenario. Its 3.30pm and youre away from home. A burglar breaks in by forcing the french window in the living room. Shortly afterwards, two things happen. A small drone sitting unobtrusively in its housing-cum-charging-station whirs into life, and your smartphone beeps. The drone leaves its housing and begins a flight through the house on an inspection path that you have programmed into it, streaming live, high-definition video to your phone as it goes. The burglar sees and hears the d…

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