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Google Says Unlisted, Built-In Microphone on Nest Devices Wasn’t Supposed to Be ‘Secret’

It’s barely two months into 2019, but Nest has already had a bit of a year. After some hacking scares involving its line of home security cameras, Nest’s latest headache involves its modular Nest Secure security system. More specifically, a microphone that customers weren’t aware was included in the base device. And while Google admits it messed up, it’s definitely not convincing users the company has their best interest at heart. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report

It shouldn’t be the case that inviting smart technology into our homes to safeguard against potential threats might instead lead to serious breaches of individual privacy, and yet reports of such violations of user trust are increasingly common. Now, Amazon’s Ring security cameras have come under fire for just that. Read More >>

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Lenovo Wades into the Smarthome Gold Rush with Some Very Cheap and Convenient Gadgets

Along with anything related to smart speakers and voice assistant integration, one of the biggest gold rushes in tech is the rapidly expanding smarthome market. And with companies both new and old trying to find a way in, there’s a lot of a confusion among consumer about which brands are legit. Read More >>

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Watch the World’s Worst Child Ninja Try to Disable His Dad’s Home Security Cam

Because they use wide-angle lenses, home security cameras are able to capture much more of the scene than a conventional camera can. This is the kind of info you might wanna know before you try to secretly turn off one your dad has set up in the living room, as one YouTube user’s son recently tried—and utterly failed—to do. Read More >>

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This Nest Security Flaw Is Remarkably Dumb

The internet has made it supremely easy to install connected security cameras wherever you want. Unfortunately for Nest, that easy connectivity makes it simple for hackers to disable its cameras with just a few keystrokes. And that’s a very bad feature for a security camera. Read More >>

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This Smart Baby Camera Can See When an Infant Stops Breathing

Any parent that’s squinted at a live feed from a baby camera, trying to spot the subtle movements that indicate their child is still breathing, will wish they had First Alert’s new Onelink Envirocam that can monitor an infant’s respiration rate from afar. Read More >>

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Are You Paranoid Enough For Netatmo’s Outdoor Nanny Cam?

Do you need eyes on your front door at all times, lest a burglar creep up to your doorstep? (Or at least to make sure that your dog doesn’t run away?) Netatmo’s got a new outdoor nanny camera to keep watch. Read More >>

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Logi Circle Hands-On: Home Connection Camera is the Friendly Face of Big Brother

As a Londoner, I’m used to being recorded at almost every public place I visit, whether on the bus, in a shop or simply walking down the street. It’s part and parcel of living in an overpopulated metropolis, a city targeted by terrorists, inhabited by its fair share of wackos. Home is an oasis away from this pervading surveillance culture. But the Circle from Logi (formerly Logitech), the company’s new “home connection” device, wants to build a positive case for having an always-on camera in your living room too. Read More >>

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A Google Glass App That Helps the Watchers Watch the Watchmen

If you're committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera's field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof's new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your Glass can watch the watchers. Read More >>

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High Roller Takes Casino For £22 Million With Security Camera Hijack

Australia's biggest casino was taken for £22 million, when its own security cameras were used against it by a high-roller who managed to hijack the surveillance systems. Read More >>

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Tons and Tons of Security Cameras Are Wide Open to Hackers

Apparently security cameras are even less secure than we thought. Eighteen popular brands of cameras have been found to have serious flaws in their own security, leaving at least 58,000 unsecured, open-to-basically-anyone security cams out there. Read More >>

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Soon Security Cameras Will Be Predicting Your Next Move

As if the prospect of being watched by security cameras wasn't unsettling enough, they may not only be watching you. Computerised surveillance software currently under development will also let them predict what you're about to do. Read More >>

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A 29 Megapixel Security Camera Could Catch a Flea Breaking and Entering

The traditional approach to video surveillance is to blanket a property with low-res VGA cameras to catch suspicious activities from any angle. But with Avigilon's 29 megapixel JPEG2000 HD Pro, you can slap a wide angle Canon lens on the end and cover an entire parking lot in one fell swoop. Read More >>

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Genius Thieves Get Caught on Video By the Same Security Cameras They Were Stealing

If you're looking into becoming an enterprising criminal, don't be like these guys. Why? Because these two super slick robbers stole security cameras... without bothering to steal the security cam's footage. Meaning they were recorded stealing by the items they stole. Read More >>

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Watch the Saddest Robbery Attempt Ever Caught on a Security Camera

This is hilariously pitiful. An armed robber stormed a bar and demanded everyone give him their money. Usually, everyone freaks out and hands over everything they have. Not in this case. At this bar in Rotterdam, everyone ignored the robber and kept drinking. Read More >>