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Amazon’s Ring Fired Staff for Trying to Access Customer Data

Amazon.com Inc. said its Ring subsidiary fired at least four employees for improperly seeking access to customer data over the last four years, the latest privacy headache for the video doorbell maker it acquired in 2018. “Although each of the …

Tech Center Puts Doorbell, License-Plate Cams in Focus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Ring video showed a blonde woman with a chest tattoo checking whether a homeowner’s front door was unlocked. She walked away and out of sight seconds later, but that short video of a stranger on …

Insurers Dabbling with Smart Home Tech, but No Winning Model has Emerged

An instinct for self-preservation has carriers dipping their toes into the smart home technology space, but no U.S. insurer has taken a full plunge so far. The industry hasn’t settled on how it should get devices such as water-leak detectors …

Smart Home Technology Poses New Opportunities and Challenges for Insurers

The smart home market is a mess, according to a new report from Aite, an independent research and advisory firm. The Smart Home: Opportunities for Insurers, written by Gwenn BĂ©zard, co-founder and research director, said insurers should care about the …

Ring, American Family Partner to Help Prevent Home Burglaries

Ring, inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell, an innovative, do-it-yourself home security system that enables customers to proactively protect their families, and American Family Insurance are creating a one-of-a-kind offering. The security company offers a financial guarantee on customers’ insurance …

Northern California Insurance Fraud Ring Busted

Multiple suspects in an insurance fraud ring have been arrested as a result of indictments handed down by a Contra Costa County Grand Jury, it was announced on Wednesday. The arrests are a result of a two-year investigation by California …

Oregon Man Gets 27 Years for Running Chop Shop

A Eugene man will spend more than 27 years in prison after being convicted of running a car theft ring in the woods outside rural Cheshire. The sentence Friday in Lane County Circuit Court is even longer than the 20 …

Hartford’s Stiefel Named IASIU’s 2011 Investigator of the Year

Breaking open a massive international car-theft ring has earned Pamela Stiefel, a San Antonio-based investigator with The Hartford, the Investigator of the Year Award from the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). A single suspicious claim of a stolen …

Motorcycle Theft Ring Busted in Florida

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies have busted a motorcycle theft ring involving at least $350,000 worth of bikes. Officials announced Thursday that three men have been arrested and charged with felonies ranging from grand theft to falsifying official documents. Deputies said …

U.S. Shuts Down Massive Cyber Theft Ring

U.S. authorities claimed one of their biggest victories against cyber crime as they shut down a ring they said used malicious software to take control of more than 2 million PCs around the world, and may have led to theft …