“I can, faintly, hear a privacy ethicist weeping somewhere far away.”

When Amazon announced the Ring Always Home Cam, an indoor camera drone for your house, tech critics’ instant reaction was to decry it as a terrifying spy tool. (I took it seriously as a consumer surveillance gadget in my own Pattern Matching column on Saturday.) But in Debugger this week, drone researcher Faine Greenwood offers a different way of looking at it. Delving into the Always Home Cam’s technical limitations — some of them intentional on Ring’s part — they explain why it would amount to a “remarkably convoluted way to creep on…