Eero 'Not Changing a Word' of its Privacy Policy Under Amazon, Discounts Routers by $100 Today Only

Mesh Wi-Fi company Eero was acquired by Amazon one month ago, launching speculation by some consumers that the acquisition would allow Amazon access to even more user data. In a new interview with The Verge, Amazon SVP of devices and services Dave Limp claimed that Amazon will "not change anything" about Eero, and that Eero is "not changing a word" of its privacy policy.


Many users raised concerns over Amazon's new ownership of Eero, given that Amazon's existing Alexa devices have some ability to track and listen to user behavior inside their home. At the time of the acquisition, Eero promised one user on Twitter that it does not track customers' internet activity and will not start doing so under Amazon, which Limp doubled down on today.

Specifically, Limp said that the only interaction Amazon plans to have with Eero is to "add resources" and provide "a little bit of advice here and there."
Amazon's Dave Limp: “The company’s doing well,” Limp said. “Nick and his team are doing well. The roadmap is great, their customer service is great, their engineering is great. We’re just going to keep the team intact.

Eero CEO Nick Weaver: “If anything, we’re just going to strengthen our commitment to both privacy and security,” Weaver told us. “We’ve got some pretty clear privacy principles that we’ve used for developing all of our products, that are the really the underpinnings of everything. Those aren’t going to change.”
In celebration of the acquisition officially closing, Eero routers are available for $100 off today only on Amazon. The Gold Box deal includes three bundles of the mesh Wi-Fi system: 1 Eero and 1 Eero Beacon for $199.00, down from $299.00; 1 Eero and 2 Beacons for $299.00, down from $399.00; and 3 Eeros for $399.00, down from $499.00.

Like other mesh Wi-Fi routers, Eero is a full system that includes a base router and signal-boosting "Beacons" to extend the range of the signal and provide blanket Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Smaller living spaces should be good with just one Beacon, but you can add on more for extended coverage. Head to Amazon to check out the sale before it expires later tonight.

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11 weeks ago
The nice thing about Privacy Policy and Terms of Use updates is that they can happen at anytime. So users have to still be very cautious even when companies make bold claims post acquisition.
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11 weeks ago
Hmmm, this story sounds familiar. Oh yeah, that’s what every single acquiring company says of the smaller company.

Trouble is, there’s no point in acquiring these companies unless you’re going to integrate them, and that will eventually erode the privacy in small, carefully worded changes to the policy.

It won’t be long before they start making changes to “improve service” that also happen to give them more access to how we’re using our devices.
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11 weeks ago
Stuff like that means ZERO.

https://mashable.com/2014/05/06/moves-data-sharing-facebook/?europe=true

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11 weeks ago

Amazon SVP of devices and services Dave Limp claimed that Amazon will "not change anything" about Eero, and that Eero is "not changing a word" of its privacy policy yet.

Added for clarity.
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11 weeks ago
I hope this holds true long term. Really like my Eero router.
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11 weeks ago

Hmmm, never trust a huge company with your stuff. Their assurances are just words they spew to solve the PR crisis of the moment.

He says, on a forum dedicated to Apple.
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11 weeks ago
Hoping this finally comes to the U.K. now
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11 weeks ago

Maybe in the US they can, but in the EU, that's a unilateral change of contract. Not only do you have to inform your customers in advance; you also give them a special right to cancel their contract expediently.


Which means you will have to stop using their product ("special right to cancel"). As this is not a subscription service, it's entirely your loss, not theirs.
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11 weeks ago
Wait, why does a router need a microphone to listen to user behavior?

EDIT: Nevermind, Mitchel just wrote a confusing sentence with an ambiguous 'company' and incorrect use of a nonrestrictive clause (i.e., you should be able to read the sentence without the phrase in commas and it still make sense)
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11 weeks ago
How it feels:

> Trust us we'll continue to take care of your privacy. In unrelated good news we found another source of revenue and because we no longer have to profit from you we have discounted our products substantially! Look over here! Cheaper products everyone!
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