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Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Would You Give Amazon Your House Keys?09:01
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In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, Amazon.com employees organize outbound packages at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on Cyber Monday. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, Amazon.com employees organize outbound packages at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on Cyber Monday. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
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Amazon wants your keys. Or, at least, a virtual set of them.

The Amazon Key In-Home Kit would allow delivery drivers to be able to open your door remotely and drop off packages inside your house, even if you weren't home.

The Kit includes an Internet-connected smart lock and a surveillance camera, just for the price of $250 and an Amazon Prime membership.

The service is a part of an effort to solve the "last mile problem," which is finding a cheap way to deliver packages from warehouses to customer’s homes.

But, the new service raises questions about the security of Internet-locks and how much people value convenience over their privacy.

Guest

Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for the business section of The Boston Globe. He tweets @globetechlab.

This segment aired on October 26, 2017.

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