Privacy experts aren't thrilled by Amazon's rolling surveillance robot


Maybe don't put an autonomous, internet-connected, mobile video camera inside your home. That's the advice of security experts responding to Amazon's new roving surveillance robot, dubbed Astro. While pitched as a plucky new addition to the household that customers can think of as "part of their family," the $1,499.99 As envisioned by Amazon, Astros will move "autonomously" around customers' homes to act as security cameras, and can assist with "[looking] out for loved ones" possibly via a remote dial-in feature called Drop In, or Live View. This sends up major red flags for Matthew Guariglia, a policy analyst with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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