Dangerous products deserve bad reviews. Yet Amazon Ring cameras continue to be awarded best in their category despite their poor security and growing evidence that these devices exacerbate racial profiling and privacy violations. Reviewers have a responsibility to protect the public from unsafe products. That’s why they’ve retracted reviews for strollers that harm children and devices that catch on fire. But in addition to considering how products impact consumers, reviewers should evaluate the impact on society as a whole. It’s time for reviewers to rescind their endorsement of these products.
People depend on tech blogs, guides, and review sites for accurate safety information when deciding whether to purchase a device. Amazon Ring doorbell cameras, floodlight cameras, and other associated Ring products are not safe. These devices harm consumers and the public at large.
We’re tracking the status of Amazon Ring reviews. Below you will see which reviewers have taken action to rescind their endorsement of Ring, which are considering whether to rescind, and the remaining reviewers who continue to recommend these dangerous and racist products.