The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout
The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout
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Amazon Echo devices are now sharing Wi-Fi bandwidth by default, but users can turn it off

  • Amazon Sidewalk is a new feature that shares Wi-Fi connections by default, which the company says is to ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected
  • Experts say the new feature could be introducing security risks to unsuspecting users, but the feature can be turned off in account settings

Topic |   Amazon
The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout
The fourth-generation Amazon Echo released in 2020. The company recently announced Amazon Sidewalk, which turns on Wi-Fi sharing by default for certain Amazon devices to help ensure smart devices outside the home stay connected. Photo: Handout
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