Friday Sync-Up: “Alexa, please hack my home.”

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Every Friday, I present a topic or question for our merry band of thinkers, leaders, and pirates to discuss in an open thread. Here is this week’s conversation starter:

Next week, Amazon will automatically enable its Sidewalk program. This will allow Amazon devices — like Ring doorbells and cameras, Alexa smart assistants, etc. — to share their internet connections with one another to form city-wide mesh networks. Customers must opt-out before the June 8th deadline if they don’t want their devices sharing their connections. The company says this new feature will enable a host of capabilities that make their products and services better.

Question: Are you concerned about this new capability? If you have an Amazon device, will you participate or opt-out?

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