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I spy: are smart doorbells creating a global surveillance network?

Sarah Best

5th July 2021

This article examines the rise of video doorbells that can be installed on the doors of homes.

Companies that manufacture these doorbells can provide notifications to apps on phones about whether packages have been delivered, and have also have had the effect of helping to identify wanted criminals for the police.

There are also questions about the data that is gathered with these devices and whether information collected by the companies that produce the doorbells and the (such as Amazon and Google) will be harvested for other purposes.

This article does contain language that some people may find offensive.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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