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How to Opt Out of Amazon's Massive Neighborhood Wireless Network

Amazon's Sidewalk service will launch on June 8, creating a wireless network connected by nearby Amazon-enabled devices. It taps into a small portion of the Wi-Fi bandwidth from Alexa smart speakers, Ring security cameras, Tile smart trackers and other gadgets to help power a wireless mesh network for the entire neighborhood. Amazon says it has security in place to protect people's privacy, but here's how you can opt out before it goes live.

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    Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

    Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

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    Ars Technica - Dan Goodin

    Amazon's experimental wireless mesh networking turns users into guinea pigs. If you use Alexa, Echo, or many other Amazon devices, you have only 10 …

    Amazon Sidewalk will be enabled by default on Echo devices

    Amazon Sidewalk will be enabled by default on Echo devices

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    Engadget - Nicole Lee

    You can turn it off, however. Last year, Amazon announced Sidewalk, a shared network designed to keep your smart devices connected beyond the reach of the typical WiFi router. In order to do that, it’ll utilize certain devices as “Sidewalk Bridge” connections, such as Ring cameras and Echo products. …

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