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    Welcome to Amazon Sidewalk

    Welcome to Amazon Sidewalk
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...NXWQKZEG9MDRAM

    I just heard about this today...Not sure I get it.... Is there a version for dummies?

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    That appears to be a way for your neighbors to use your WiFi connection to connect their devices to the Internet, or, a way for your devices to extend the coverage range of your WiFi for devices with the capability.

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    Hmmm.. It's opt-out.

    Amazon's Sidewalk Network Is Turned On by Default. Here's How to Turn It OffThe company's Sidewalk mesh network goes live June 8. The good news is that you can turn it off
    https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/amazo...rn-it-off.html

    I'll pass thanks.

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    I bit more in-depth info:

    How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off
    https://www.wired.com/story/how-amazon-sidewalk-works/

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    if your neighbor's internet goes down, their smart devices can temporarily connect to your router and the Sidewalk network you've created. If Amazon has its way, entire blocks will become Sidewalk networks
    Not exactly something you'd want if you live in a country that monitors your online connections.
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