As early as 2016, the Ring—the so-called home-security system that Amazon purchased in February 2018—provided its Ukrainian research and development team with unencrypted, virtually all-encompassing access to every video ever captured by every single device, according to sources cited in a Thursday report from the Intercept. The team was also reportedly given a database that could link the video files with specific customers. And some U.S. employees, The Intercept added, were able to tap into a customer’s 24-hour video feed with only their email address. “I can say for an absolute fact if I knew a reporter or competitor’s email address, I could view all their cameras,” one source said. The Ukrainian team was allegedly provided access so that they could perform the monotonous task of labeling every object in a video feed, to help the system identify what was happening outside a user’s home—but a second source added that the team also sometimes watched footage from inside homes, and would comment to each other about the residents.