The Return of (Amazon) Ring

Alina Utrata speaks with Lauren Bridges, a PhD candidate at the the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania who studies big data infrastructures and surveillance regimes. They talk all about Amazon Ring: Why does Amazon want footage of your front door anyways? How is this surveillance shared with law enforcement agencies across the country? Where does this surveillance fit in with racialized notions of crime and policing? And what happens when Amazon Ring is hacked?You can follow Lauren Bridges on Twitter @Laurenebridges, Alina Utrata @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast on @AntiDystopians. Sign up for the Anti-Dystopians email newsletter at episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production to the show, visit: by Lauren:Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen (Guardian Op-ed)Infrastructural obfuscation: unpacking the carceral logics of the Ring surveillant assemblage (Academic Article)Other articles:Who is Amazon? (Anti-Dystopians Podcast)A Black Woman Invented Home Security. Why Did It Go So Wrong? By Chris Gilliard (Wired)The IRS Should Stop Using Facial Recognition by Joy Buolamwini (The Atlantic)For more articles, sign up for the Anti-Dystopians email newsletter at Land by Kevin MacLeodLink: See for privacy and opt-out information.

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