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How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection

How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection

How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection

Users with Amazon devices may be surprised to learn that the

company enabled a feature today that will share your

Internet connection with neighbors and other devices.

The feature is called Amazon Sidewalk.

Amazon Sidewalk creates a low-bandwidth network with the

help of Sidewalk Bridge devices including select Echo and

Ring devices. These Bridge devices share a small portion of

your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide

these services to you and your neighbors. And when more

neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger.

The service is designed to help simplify new device setup,

extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices to help

find pets or valuables with Tile trackers, and help devices

stay online even if they are outside the range of their home Wi-Fi.

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Amazon says that in the future, Sidewalk will support a range

of experiences from using Sidewalk-enabled devices,

such as smart security and lighting and

diagnostics for appliances and tools.

Currently, data used by Sidewalk is capped to 500MB per month

per account. You can learn more about how it works here.

How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection
How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection

To disable Amazon Sidewalk, follow these instructions…

1. Open the Alexa app
2. Tap the More tab
3. Select Settings
4. Choose Account Settings
5. Select Amazon Sidewalk
6. Toggle the Enabled switch to the OFF position
How to stop Amazon from sharing your internet connection

 

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