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Amazon wants a key to your house

IĀ gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least troubling part of the experience.

Once Amazon owned my door, I was locked into an all-Amazon world.

When Amazon first floated the idea of Amazon Key, an internet-connected lock it can access, people had two responses. 1) THIS IS CREEPY. 2) I kind of want this, so my packages don’t get stolen.

But make no mistake, the $250 Amazon Key isn’t just about stopping thieves. It’s the most aggressive effort I’ve seen from a tech giant to connect your home to the internet in a way that puts itself at the center.

 

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