Hi Guys,

Did you know that if you have an Amazon Echo or an Amazon Ring device, Amazon automatically shares your home internet connection with anyone walking by your house on the street?? It is called Amazon sidewalk, and the service aims to provide Internet access to your neighbor’s devices when their Internet goes down or give access to Amazon devices roaming throughout a neighborhood. There are many obvious privacy concerns about this service. My main problem is that Amazon automatically includes all compatible devices without asking for permission. It is up to the users to specifically opt-out via the Amazon Alexa or Ring apps.

The good news is that you can opt out if you do not wish to take part in Amazon Sidewalk by following these steps.  

For Amazon Echo devices

  • Open your Amazon Alexa App.
  • Select the More option in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
  • Go to Settings > Account Settings > Amazon Sidewalk.
  • Set the Amazon Sidewalk toggle to disabled.

For Ring devices

  • Open the Ring app.
  • Tap the three-lined icon to open the menu and go to Control Center > Amazon Sidewalk.
  • Set the Amazon Sidewalk toggle to disabled.

Please let me know if you need any help with this.

Thanks and have a great day.

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team