'Amazon Releases Amazon Sidewalk For Echo - Some Amazon Echo devices are now sharing their internet connection with neighbors.
It started yesterday as part of the company's shared low-bandwidth network called Amazon Sidewalk, which already launched on some Ring devices in 2020. The goal is to extend the range of devices helping them stay better connected to the internet.
Critics are blasting the feature saying Amazon is ignoring consumers’ growing concerns about invasive technology.' More on this via https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/06/07/amazon-sidewalk-network/