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Police use footage from Amazon’s Ring doorbells for investigations, but leaked documents reveal the FBI is concerned that homeowners could spy on officers

The FBI is worried that personal home-security cameras, like Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera, could be used to tip off homeowners to police searches, according to a leaked report. Since Ring was bought by Amazon in 2018, the service has become ubiquitous for homeowners looking for an extra layer of security. […]
Police use footage from Amazon’s Ring doorbells for investigations, but leaked documents reveal the FBI is concerned that homeowners could spy on officers
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Ring says it will introduce new security features after hackers broke into a camera in an 8-year-old’s bedroom, where they could watch and talk to the child

A Tennessee family said that hackers broke into a Ring home-monitoring camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom, and the intruders were able to watch and speak to her. After the incident, Ring told Business Insider “We will continue to introduce additional security features to keep our customer’s Ring accounts and […]
Ring says it will introduce new security features after hackers broke into a camera in an 8-year-old’s bedroom, where they could watch and talk to the child
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This $200 AI toothbrush was the most fun I’ve ever had brushing my teeth

Oral hygiene company Oral-B released a new electric toothbrush that uses AI to improve brushing. The toothbrush tracks brushing patterns to give specific feedback when users brush too hard, or miss certain areas. An accompanying app lets you set goals and track brushing habits over time. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
This $200 AI toothbrush was the most fun I’ve ever had brushing my teeth
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Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress ‘must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the digital economy’

On Tuesday, Google apologised for not disclosing to consumers that its Nest security system – specifically, its Nest Guard device – contained a microphone that, when enabled, can listen to users’ voices and sync with its Assistant product. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, […]
Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress ‘must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the digital economy’
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Dutch mapping company TomTom explains why it’s betting on Microsoft’s cloud

Microsoft and Dutch mapping company TomTom announced Monday that they will expand their partnership. TomTom will become Microsoft Azure‘s leading location data provider, and TomTom is choosing Azure as its preferred cloud. TomTom and Microsoft had already been partners for a year and a half. For Dutch mapping company TomTom, […]
Dutch mapping company TomTom explains why it’s betting on Microsoft’s cloud
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Russia’s top Orthodox bishop says the internet is a tool of the Antichrist

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church told state TV that the internet is run by the Antichrist, and using smartphones “forebodes” its coming. Patriarch Kirill insisted his church wasn’t against technological advance, but was against “the development of a system that is aimed at controlling a person’s identity.” Many […]
Russia’s top Orthodox bishop says the internet is a tool of the Antichrist
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Honeywell’s ‘smart’ thermostats had a big server outage and a key feature stopped working entirely — and customers were furious

Honeywell had a big server outage, and its smart, internet-connected thermostats were not working as intended. Customers were unable to control their heating via the Honeywell app as promised. However, Honeywell says that affected thermostats are still working to control heating and cooling – they’re just under manual control, like […]
Honeywell’s ‘smart’ thermostats had a big server outage and a key feature stopped working entirely — and customers were furious
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