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Ring enables mandatory two-factor authentication and new privacy controls in response to scandals

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Amazon’s home security company Ring is changing the way users log into their accounts to increase security and control privacy, the company announced today. Starting this week, Ring will mandate a second layer of security by requiring users to enter a one-time six-digit code sent via email or SMS whenever they try and log in to see the state of their indoor and outdoor cameras. The company which makes the popular Ring Video Doorbell is also introducing new options for users to control when their data is shared with other companies.

The changes are Ring’s latest attempt to overcome the privacy and security scandals that have dogged it in recent months. Last December, critics pointed out that Ring doesn’t warn users when a new device or…

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