Ring pauses use of third-party trackers in its apps, to offer better privacy options

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Ring has responded to further criticism of its privacy practices by suspending use of the majority of third-party trackers in its apps.After releasing its Control Center section of the Ring mobile app, which introduced some privacy opt in/opt out preferences, it found that some customers wanted greater control still.It didn’t address the use of third-party trackers, for example, which had caused concern for some customers after they were discovered earlier this year.Ring Video Doorbell tips and tricks: Become the ultimate Ring masterThe decision to suspend most of those services has therefore been made in order to offer even more options in the Control Center:”We have temporarily paused the use of most third-party analytics services in the Ring apps and website while we work on providing users with more abilities to opt out in Control Center,” the company said in a statement.”In early spring, we will provide customers with additional options to limit sharing information with third-party service providers.”Users can now opt out of sharing their information for the purpose of receiving personalised ads. If a user opts out, Ring will not share their information with third parties to serve them personalised Ring ads.”Although we believe personalised advertising can deliver a better customer experience, beginning this week we will provide users with a choice to opt out in Control Center.”It is likely the new options will be available in time for the release of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and its Plus step-up model in April.

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