PC Magazine: What Is Amazon Sidewalk and How Do You Disable It?

PC Magazine: What Is Amazon Sidewalk and How Do You Disable It?. “When the Sidewalk Bridges(s) in your house are active, wireless signals that reach outside your home to the sidewalk and beyond will allow any passing Sidewalk-enabled device (called a Sidewalk Endpoint) to instantly connect. Sidewalk will also help set up new Amazon products on your home Wi-Fi. You’re not going to use Amazon Sidewalk to sidle up to the neighbor’s house, access their Wi-Fi on your laptop, and use their ISP bandwidth to watch Netflix. But your Echo devices and your neighbors can co-mingle, forming a low-energy, long-range mesh network over the whole area.”

Neowin: Amazon Sidewalk is coming to turn your network into Amazon’s

Neowin: Amazon Sidewalk is coming to turn your network into Amazon’s. “Today, Amazon started notifying Echo and Ring users of a new service that it’s rolling out this year called Sidewalk. Sidewalk is essentially a proprietary shared network that runs on top of your personal network. According to the company, it uses a ‘small portion of your Internet bandwidth’, although it obviously won’t help you out with your internet bill.”