Ring doorbells to change privacy settings after study showed it shared personal information with Facebook and Google

Ring, the Amazon-owned maker of smart-home doorbells and web-enabled security cameras, is changing its privacy settings two weeks after a study showed the company shares customers’ personal information with Facebook, Google and other parties without users’ consent.

The change will let Ring users block the company from sharing most, but not all, of their data. 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.

Ring will announce and start rolling out the opt-out feature soon, the spokesperson told CBS MoneyWatch.

Source: Ring to change privacy settings after study showed it shared personal information with Facebook and Google – CBS News