From Sam Biddle's 11-26-19 The Intercept article entitled "AMAZON’S RING PLANNED NEIGHBORHOOD 'WATCH LISTS' BUILT ON FACIAL RECOGNITION":
Amazon's crimefighting surveillance camera division, has crafted plans
to use facial recognition software and its ever-expanding network of
home security cameras to create AI-enabled neighborhood “watch lists,”
according to internal documents reviewed by The Intercept.
planning materials envision a seamless system whereby a Ring owner
would be automatically alerted when an individual deemed “suspicious”
was captured in their camera’s frame, something described as a
“suspicious activity prompt.”
unclear who would have access to these neighborhood watch lists, if
implemented, or how exactly they would be compiled, but the documents
refer repeatedly to law enforcement, and Ring has forged partnerships with police departments throughout the U.S.,
raising the possibility that the lists could be used to aid local
authorities. The documents indicate that the lists would be available in
Ring’s Neighbors app, through which Ring camera owners discuss
potential porch and garage security threats with others nearby.