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Ring adds end-to-end encryption to protect your video streams

Ring adds end-to-end encryption to protect your video streams
Ring end-to-end encryption menu in app
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Ring is starting to add support for end-to-end encryption to its cameras. The feature will keep video streams encrypted from the camera all the way to the device it’s being streamed to, so it won’t be accessible to anyone in between. The feature, which was first announced in September, will start rolling out today as a “technical preview” on nine Ring cameras, including doorbell, indoor, and outdoor models.

“End-to-end encryption is really about user choice, to create that advanced layer of security,” Josh Roth, Ring’s chief technical officer, told The Verge. “Some people like a second or third deadbolt on their house.”

Footage from Ring cameras is currently encrypted when…

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