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Ring doorbell 'gives data to Facebook and Google', says investigation

An investigation claims Ring doorbells provide customer data to companies like Facebook and Google.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has suggested the app - which is owned by Amazon - was "packed" with third-party tracking and sending out personally identifiable information.

The organisation said: "The danger in sending even small bits of information is that analytics and tracking companies are able to combine these bits together to form a unique picture of the user's device.

"This cohesive whole represents a fingerprint that follows the user as they interact with other apps and use their device, in essence providing trackers the ability to spy on what a users is doing in their digital lives and when they re doing it."

However, Ring - which is said to have sent information to Facebook, Google's Crashalytics, ApplsFyler, Branch and MixPanel - has said it limits the amount of data shared.

The firm told Gizmodo: "Like many companies, Ring uses third-party service providers to evaluate the use of our mobile app, which helps us improve features, optimise the customer experience and evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing."

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