Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus
CLEVELAND – A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked into Nighttown on Sunday in Cleveland, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook. Ring said the man wished him well and told him to share the tip with the four employees who were working brunch service. As the man walked out, Ring wrote, he looked down at the tip and “realized he left a whopping $3,000.”“I ran after him and he said no mistake we will see you when you reopen!”Ring said he would not post the customer's name because he thinks the man wouldn't want that. The owner said he and his serving staff were “humbly grateful for this incredibly kind and grand gesture.”
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
Ring joins forces with nonprofit to help bring missing children home safe
CARY, N.C. -- Two organizations are teaming up to help neighbors reunite missing children with their families.Ring, a home security company, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children announced their new partnership Wednesday. Now, social media and technology are a huge part of our success," John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC, said in the joint statement. "By partnering with the Neighbors App by Ring, a community safety app with millions of users, we will reach more people than ever before. Child safety is everyone's responsibility and we know this partnership will help us bring even more children home. "The app will work by displaying missing child posters, complete with the child's photo and description, to Neighbors app users within a five mile radius of the child's last known location.abc13.com
Ring cameras hacked: How to prevent spying on your home
EMBED >More News Videos Mike Marza reports on the hacked Ring security cameras. When he reviewed security footage from his Ring app, he heard a stranger's voice saying, "Come here. Police are now investigating.A similar story played out in Cape Coral, Florida, when a Ring doorbell hacker was recorded making racist comments to a homeowner. "Our daughter is still creeped out," Ashley said.Despite this uptick in hacks, Ring told ABC News these appear to be isolated incidents where hackers gain access to usersnames and passwords. Here's how you can prevent this from happening to you:In a statement, Ring said:For more information from Ring, click hereabc13.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.
Man finds job within 24 hours of watching ABC13's Who's Hiring
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Each and every week ABC13 consumer reporter Chelsey Hernandez searches for jobs in the Houston area that may suit you.Now, she's sharing the story of a man who got hired 24 hours after seeing ABC13's "Who's Hiring in Houston" post. Machine shops want you in state before they will do any hiring, so I moved here without a job," CNC machinist Franz Uttendorfer said.Without a job but with a plan, Uttendorfer searched the internet for a machinist job and stumbled across "Who's Hiring in Houston. ""I happened to see your news broadcast that said, 'Who's Hiring in Houston' and Kemlon came up," Uttendorfer said.Kemlon was hiring CNC machinists, which is a skill Uttendorfer has a lot of experience in. "It's hard to sift through it, but when you come on ABC13 your name is the one that's out there. "Ring also says Kemlon has about a dozen more CNC machinist jobs to fill.abc13.com
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
Dashcam shows thief steal purse in under 10 seconds in Sugar Land
EMBED >More News Videos Dashcam captures 18-wheeler crashing into car on US-290. EMBED >More News Videos Ring video shows stranger poop in man's driveway. SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A car's dashcam captured a purse snatcher in the act in Sugar Land.The dashcam was rolling around 2:30 p.m. on Monday outside the Costco off US-59.In the video, you can see a small SUV back into a parking space. A man wearing a cap gets out, crouches down and stole a woman's purse from the front seat of the car.The entire theft took only 10 seconds.The victim was loading her groceries at the time and never saw him.The suspect has not been caught.abc13.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