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Amazon to share your internet connection with your neighbors

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Offline jwlv

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Amazon is planning to automatically enroll owners of its devices into a program which would share a slice of your internet connection with your neighbors.

The shift will take effect as of June 8, according to multiple published reports including Ars Technica. Amazon could not be immediately reached for comment.

Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth shared network the tech giant says will not only allow your devices to work better, but help locate lost items.

The network shares "a small portion of your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide these services to you and your neighbors," reads a description on Amazon's website. "And when more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger."

Amazon says its Sidewalk feature has multiple layers of privacy and security to protect your personal information, but users will have the option to turn off Sidewalk should they decide not to participate.

Ring owners with an eligible device can opt out by visiting the control center in the Ring app or Ring website. Customers who own an eligible Echo device can make changes in Settings in the Alexa app.

Here is the list of devices Amazon says support Sidewalk:

Ring Floodlight Cam (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Wired (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Mount (2019)
Echo (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot for Kids (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot with Clock (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Plus (all generations)
Echo Show (all models and generations)
Echo Spot
Echo Studio
Echo Input
Echo Flex
Sidewalk will also be supported by Tile, Bluetooth trackers owners can use to keep tabs on their keys, wallet or other important items.

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Re: Amazon to share your internet connection with your neighbors
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 12:37:08 am »
To turn off Amazon sidewalk open the Alexa app.

Tap "more" at the bottom
Then "settings"
Then "account settings"
And finally "Amazon Sidewalk"