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Ring caught giving user data to Facebook whether they have an account or not

• https://www.fastcompany.com, By Michael Grothaus

That's according to an investigation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). What's even more alarming is Ring users are having their data sent to Facebook even if they themselves don't have Facebook accounts.

The EFF examined Ring's latest Android app and found that it had four unlisted trackers sending Ring user data back to four websites including branch.io, mixpanel.com, appsflyer.com, and facebook.com. This is despite Ring's privacy policy, which purports to list all the trackers being used in its software. That privacy policy was last updated over a year and a half ago and doesn't list three of the four new trackers discovered.