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Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 02, 2021 12:17PM
Turn it off

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If you have an Amazon device in your home, anything from an Alexa to an Echo, you have just seven days to opt out of an experiment that could put your privacy at risk.
Amazon Sidewalk will be a shared network that is supposed to help customer devices work better, both in and around your home, like outside lighting that may be wi-fi enabled. If you lose connectivity your device would just switch to a neighbor’s signal so the service wouldn’t be disrupted. When you turn on a new device, it will ask you if you want to join the Amazon Sidewalk network but all of the Amazon devices you own now will automatically be included on June 8, unless you opt out.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 02, 2021 12:30PM
What about my 3rd gen Kindle...smiley-laughing001
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 02, 2021 12:42PM
At this point I view Amazon as the enemy.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 02, 2021 01:15PM
you have just seven days to opt out of an experiment that could put your privacy at risk.


That statement seems a little misleading.

Unlike some Opt-Out schemes, it looks like you can opt out at any time, after the 'just seven days'.

It's just that one has seven days before this starts and before privacy may begin to be at risk.

I check the first time this was posted, and Sidewalk is disabled.

Has anyone here found it enabled?





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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 02, 2021 01:25PM
RAM,

It was enabled on my configuration. Disabled it based on instructions from the previous thread about Amazon Sidewalks. Some people don't even have the setting listed in their Alexa app. Seems odd.

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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: June 02, 2021 01:26PM
Sidewalk is not listed on my system.



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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: Randalls
Date: June 02, 2021 01:36PM
It was on by default from a previous dot usage. I was listed on my iOS app and I disabled it but currently not using the dot
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 02, 2021 02:52PM
It was enabled in my configuration.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 02, 2021 04:48PM
My iPad didn't have the AMZ Sidewalk option, so I checked and found an update from yesterday, v2.2.419017.0.

Installed, it showed the option and it was disabled by default, as it was on my 'Phone.





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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: June 02, 2021 04:55PM
I had it and it was enabled.



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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: June 02, 2021 05:36PM
It was on by default on my iPhone.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 02, 2021 07:04PM
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MartyStickle
Sidewalk is not listed on my system.

same here, as mentioned in the previous thread (I posted). Maybe it's because I have older models, or because I don't live in a densely populated area.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 02, 2021 09:36PM
It's listed but disabled in my account.
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Re: Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 02, 2021 10:36PM
Did the update yesterday, before I paid attention to the details of this story. Sidewall was enabled by default.



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