If you have an Amazon Echo or Ring security camera, you should opt-out of your device being lumped into a shared wireless network now. Known as Amazon Sidewalk, the plan is geared toward making sure Amazon's smart home devices have connectivity even when your home WiFi isn't in range. The company plans to achieve this by taking a slice of your internet bandwidth and pooling it with that of your neighbors to create a low-bandwidth network. "When more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger," says the company in a press release. As of today (June 8), your devices will automatically be enrolled unless you opt-out first. If you don't like the sound of that, you're not alone.
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