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AppDefects
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Amazon Sidewalk - Another Privacy Failure

Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network. Customers with a "Sidewalk Gateway" are able to contribute a small portion of their internet bandwidth, which is pooled together to
create a network that benefits all Sidewalk-enabled devices in a community.


For customers with existing devices (e.g., Alexa) that are Sidewalk capable, an over-the air (OTA) update will connect them to the network—no action is needed. Wait a minute. Everyone is opted in by default? Regulators have ruled that is never a good idea!


What to know more? Drink the cool-aid here Amazon's Sidewalk Privacy and Security Whitepaper. Do you want your packets flying across the Sidewalk?