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Amazon faces backlash over using Sidewalk for neighborhood networks

Amazon customers are being automatically opted in to Sidewalk, a feature set to launch later this year that the company says will connect Alexa devices to nearby WiFi networks, even those owned by someone else.

Sidewalk uses Alexa devices, including Echo and Ring video doorbells, to create a “shared network” meant to help “devices work better,” Amazon said in an email to device owners. It allows nearby devices to use a portion of a neighbor’s WiFi bandwidth so devices can have more range.

Source: Amazon faces backlash over using Sidewalk for neighborhood networks – Business Insider

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