In September, Amazon-owned Ring announced that it would bring end-to-end video encryption to its lineup of home security devices. While the company already encrypted videos in storage and during transmission, end-to-end encryption secures videos on-device, preventing third parties without special keys from decrypting and viewing the recordings. The feature launches today in technical preview for compatible Ring products.
The rollout of end-to-end encryption comes after dozens of plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Ring, alleging they had been subjected to death threats, racial slurs, and blackmail after their Ring cameras were hacked. In 2019, a data leak exposed the personal information of over 3,000 Ring users, including log-in emails, passwords, time zones, and the