Will you be allowed to watch them while you're working, driving, what if your phone dies? The reasons why this is a bad idea are too long to list here, but hopefully you get the idea.
Two days ago, Amazon shocked privacy conscious Americans by announcing that they also want to deliver packages inside peoples homes and cars.
Who wouldn't want to let two of the largest corporations in the world have access to your car and home I mean what could possibly go wrong?
If you want to find out what could go wrong, read Computerworld's article that describes how letting corporations inside your home and car is one of the worst ideas ever.
Among the things that could go wrong are the obvious like letting thieves delivery drivers case your home and car.
Delivery drivers could easily plant drugs or weapons
Once a Walmart/Amazon employee has been granted access to your home or car, all bets are off.
How long will it be before a delivery driver, plants drugs or weapons inside them?
And how long will it be before someone's car or home is searched because a Walmart or Amazon employee saw something suspicious?
Once law enforcement receives a call about something suspicious, a customers car or home can and will be searched.
If you think customer service sucks now just wait, it's about to get a whole lot worse.
Computerworld's article also mentions that hackers could intercept the code that lets delivery drivers gain access to your home or vehicle. Once they have the code a hacker or thief would have unfettered access to them.
Who wouldn't feel safe, knowing a hacker could intercept the code because it is sent over a non-secure wireless network.
Can anyone say internet cafe or wireless hotspot?
Police could enter a customers home or vehicle without a warrant
Here's a scenario, Amazon and Walmart does not want to talk about.
A delivery driver decides to use your bathroom or steal something because you granted them access. You call the police because you're worried the delivery person is ransacking your property. But once the police arrive, they now have probable cause to search your car or home without a warrant.
How's that for customer service?
But criminals aren't the only thing customers should worry about. What Americans really need to worry about is law enforcement.
For years, police departments have been using Stingrays and other devices to mimic and capture cell phone conversations, texts and pictures.
Imagine, police intercepting Amazon or Walmart's code and using it to gain access to a home or car without a warrant. Imagine law enforcement using a Wi-Fi jammer to block a webcam from recording them as they enter a customers home.
So who should you worry about more, hackers or thieves gaining access to your property or law enforcement?
Amazon and Walmart use smart lock companies to spy on customers
Amazon and Walmart are working with smart lock companies Phrame, August, and Garageio to spy on customers.
Phrame uses a smart license frame to track customers vehicles 24/7.