Behind the Nickel Mess on the London Metal Exchange
Exchanges exist to be places where trades can happen. They sometimes halt trading or very occasionally cancel transactions when technology glitches or “fat fingers” cause one-off mistakes. But it’s rare for one to cancel whole sessions after the fact, or to take more than a day to allow trading to resume freely. But that’s what’s been happening on one of finance’s oldest institutions, the London Metal Exchange, known as the LME. The chain of extreme events -- and repeated blunders -- that beganwashingtonpost.com
Jogger saves pets, home by alerting California family of fire via doorbell camera
Jogger uses camera to save home: A man jogging past a California home saw smoke coming from the garage and alerted the family through its Ring camera. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — A California family is thanking a jogger for saving their pets and home from a fire while they were away. Although no one was home, the jogger was able to get Polito’s attention through her Ring camera. “It takes a special kind of person go into a burning house to save animals,” Tony Polito told KSBW. I’ll bring him dinner,” Courtney Polito told the television station.wftv.com
Man arrested after doorbell camera captures him threatening to rape, kill Las Vegas woman: report
Doorbell camera Stock photo of a doorbell camera. A Las Vegas woman is praising social media after Ring camera video she circulated on Facebook of a strange man threatening to rape and kill her resulted in his arrest. (Vladimir Venediktov/Getty Images/iStockphoto)LAS VEGAS — Amanda Nowak hid inside her home while a strange man threatened to rape and kill her. Thanks to Nowak’s Ring doorbell camera, the man, whom booking documents identify only as “John Doe,” has been charged with stalking, coercion and obstructing a police officer, KLAS-TV reported. The man responded, “What I’m looking for is the girl in the house cause I’m going to rape her and kill her.wftv.com
Own an Echo? Amazon may be helping itself to your bandwidth
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Amazon launched a program that forces users of many Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras to automatically share a small portion of their wireless bandwidth with neighbors. And almost no one seems happy that Amazon forced consumers into Amazon Sidewalk — or that many people may not know they can opt out of it. Amazon's Echo and Ring devices band together to create a this network by grabbing a slice of bandwidth from each cooperative home network. Echo devices that share network bandwidth via Sidewalk include the third generation and newer versions of the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot for Kids and the Echo Dot with Clock. The Echo Show 5, 8, 10; the second generation of the Echo Show; Echo Spot; Echo Plus; Echo Studio; Echo Input; Echo Flex.wftv.com
Have an Echo device? Amazon may help itself to your Wi-Fi
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson)NEW YORK — (AP) —Do you own an Amazon smart device? And almost no one seems happy that Amazon forced consumers into Amazon Sidewalk — or that many people may not know they can opt out of it. Echo devices that share network bandwidth via Sidewalk include the third generation and newer versions of the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot for Kids and the Echo Dot with Clock. The Echo Show 5, 8, 10; the second generation of the Echo Show; Echo Spot; Echo Plus; Echo Studio; Echo Input; Echo Flex. Sidewalk-enabled Ring devices include the Ring Floodlight Cam; Ring Spotlight Cam Wired; and Ring Spotlight Cam Mount.wftv.com
Ring with more than 12,000 diamonds sets Guinness World Record
There’s a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of diamonds on a single ring: it’s 12,638. It breaks the previous record by nearly 5,000 diamonds. Harshit Bansal, founder of Renani Jewels in Meerut, India, set the new record with this impressive design on Dec. 21. Guinness World Records says all the diamonds are conflict-free. Two years later, his company completed the ring design.
Ring recalls smart doorbells after dozens catch fire
Published: November 11, 2020, 7:59 am Updated: November 11, 2020, 8:07 amORLANDO, Fla. – Ring is recalling 350,000 of its second generation smart doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire. The company says it has received nearly two dozen reports of fires that resulted in eight people suffering minor injuries. Regulators say the battery can overheat if the incorrect screws were used during installation. The recalled doorbells have the model number 5UM5E5. The $100 doorbells were sold nationwide from June 2020 to October 2020.
Wild video: Car crashed thru South Florida fence, flies over pool
Wild video: Car crashed thru South Florida fence, flies over poolPublished: May 18, 2020, 9:35 amCarlos Lago and his family were stunned by a loud sound and all this damage in their yard Friday morning, but when surveillance video showed them how it happened, they were in shock.
Amazon's Ring fired four employees for peeping into customer video feeds
Amazon's Ring said it fired four employees for watching customer video feeds beyond what they were allowed to. Brian Huseman, Amazon's vice president of public policy, said in the company's response to the lawmakers that there had been four complaints over the last four years about its employees' access to Ring video data. Huseman said in Amazon's response that teams in Ukraine can only access publicly available videos and videos from Ring employees, contractors and friends, only after receiving their "express consent." The senators also questioned Ring's security practices, highlighting a number of incidents where hackers broke into Ring users' accounts and then harassed users through their devices. "Amazon needs to go further by protecting all Ring devices with two-factor authentication."cnbc.com
Ring fires four employees for abusing access to customer videos
Santa Monica, California Amazon's home security system Ring is under new scrutiny after four of its workers were fired for snooping on customers' videos. Ring's do-it-yourself video security system has helped catch porch pirates and connect clever kids with their parents. Concerns as hackers target home security systemsIt's unclear whether the employees accessed live or stored video. Ring saves video for up to six months at the request of the customer. Ring said they're reducing the number of employees who have access to stored videos to just three people.cbsnews.com
Camera captures thief stealing $10,000 from woman in grandparent scam
Video from a Ring doorbell captured a scam artist in action, taking $10,000 from Barbara McCullough. He said 'I have a horrible cold,' and then he started crying," McCullough said. Grandparent scams are one of the fastest growing crimes and they all begin with a cry for help. "I've heard upwards of $10 billion every single year because a lot of these crimes aren't reported. A former conman in federal custody provided chilling details about his scam to CBS News in an interview in 2014.cbsnews.com
Danes wheel 120-year-old lighthouse from eroding coast
When coastal erosion was threatening an old lighthouse in Denmark, authorities had a brilliant idea: move it some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea. (CNN) - When coastal erosion was threatening an old lighthouse in Denmark, authorities had a brilliant idea: move it some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea. When it was built in 1899, the lighthouse stood about 200 meters from the coast, Ring said. With the coast in front of the lighthouse eroding by around two meters every year, the municipality had estimated it could only remain where it was for another one or two years. But if you're not currently in Denmark, you can still watch the livestream of the relocation here.
Police: Doorbell camera catches man assaulting ex-girlfriend
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CNN) - A neighbor's doorbell camera caught a man assaulting and dragging his ex-girlfriend, who was later found being held against her will in a Southern California home, police said. The video is stamped with the logo of Ring, the Amazon-owned company that works with more than 400 police departments nationwide, including Arcadia's. While Ring says its police partnerships make people safer, privacy advocates warn they could create a 24/7 surveillance environment. "I thought she was going to die," Arcadia neighbor Tammy Raycraft told KCAL, adding that she saw the man stomping on the woman. "Investigation also revealed that the female victim had been held against her will inside the residence since late (Sunday) evening."
Man watches on Ring cam as home destroyed in Hurricane Dorian
Jason SawyerMan watches on Ring as home destroyed - Jason Sawyer and his wife were watching a live camera feed of Hurricane Dorian lashing North Carolina's Emerald Isle, where they have a home, when the connection went offline. So the man decided to check his Ring doorbell camera. "The doorbell camera too was offline and then we received reports of a tornado in the area," Sawyer told CNN. Ring footage shows rising, howling wind from the tornado, one of the 24 spawned from Hurricane Dorian in parts of the Carolinas, lifting their home before the connection cuts out. The couple, who were home in Raeford during the passage of Hurricane Dorian, immediately knew their Emerald Isle property was destroyed.
Doorbell camera company Ring partners with police departments
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CNN) - The video doorbell company Ring is working with more than 400 US police departments to streamline their access to user videos, the company announced on Wednesday. "When communities and law enforcement work together, safer neighborhoods can become a reality," Ring says in an FAQ about its program. If police use the portal to request video footage from Ring users in a certain area, Ring will email the selected users, the company says. Ring users can choose to share all videos, review the videos, decline the request or unsubscribe from such emails. Ring emphasized that the Neighbors Portal used by police is designed to protect user privacy.
Woman says $20,000 in jewelry stolen from her Orange County home
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Jodi Santiago is stepping up home security after she says more than $20,000 in jewelry was stolen from her home. She uses Ring home security cameras and has one located outside her side door and another camera inside of her jewelry chest. The day of the break-in, the Ring cameras recorded two people looking into her home. She told WKMG the thieves took jewelry, video gaming systems and other valuable items from her home. Santiago said she filed an incident report with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Everyone's talking about this Amazon app that lets police see camera footage here's what it's like
Todd Haselton | CNBCAmazon's Ring brand has an app called Neighbors that lets people know about crime in their area. You might not have heard about the Neighbors app, but anyone can download and use it, even folks who don't own a Ring doorbell. Todd Haselton | CNBCThe app opens to this screen, which is basically a feed posted by Ring doorbell owners in your area. Todd Haselton | CNBCAnyone with the Neighbors app can upload a photo or video with a title and description about what they're posting. Todd Haselton | CNBCcnbc.com
Could Ring's video doorbell help cut down on crime?
There's a new high-tech way to find out who's at the door, even when you're away. Video doorbells are already used in more than 300,000 homes. Police in Los Angeles say the technology is helping keep criminals away in one neighborhood. Chris Martinez reports on how the devices work.cbsnews.com