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Tech Bytes: Amazon Doorbell Camera Concerns, Apple Says Sorry

Updated: August 29, 2019 08:00 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, privacy concerns after Amazon's attempt to fight crime.

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Hundreds of police departments can now request video from homeowners who use Amazon's Ring Doorbell Cameras. Privacy advocates say the partnership could threaten civil liberties. But Ring says customers choose to post the videos publicly on the app.

Customers can also decline requests from authorities.

An undersea internet cable linking California and Hong Kong could be in jeopardy.   

The $300 million project is nearly complete but reports say the Justice Departments is seeking to block the the 8,000-mile cable because of national security concerns.

And Apple is apologizing for letting third-party workers listen to Siri voice recordings.

The tech giant says the practice is used to help improve voice recognition. Apple says the practice will resume with its own employees and Siri users will be able to opt out.

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