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Google shuts down Xiaomi access to Assistant following Nest Hub picking up strangers' camera feeds (Update: Fully resolved)

So-called "smart" security cameras have had some pretty dumb security problems recently, but a recent report regarding a Xiaomi camera linked to a Google account is especially disturbing. One Xiaomi Mijia camera owner is getting still images from other random peoples' homes when trying to stream content from his camera to a Google Nest Hub. The images include stills of people sleeping and even an infant in a cradle. In the meantime, Google has entirely disabled Xiaomi integration for Google Home and the Assistant while it works out the issue with Xiaomi.

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EufyCam 2C two camera kit down to $190 ($50 off), add-on cameras $85 ($15 off)

The wireless security camera market has become saturated over the past few years, but a new deal for one of Eufy's products should help it stand out from the crowd. Currently, the eufyCam 2C two camera kit is selling for $190 on Amazon with the use of a free coupon — $50 off its asking price. The add-on cameras are also being discounted by $15 and can be had for just $85.

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Ring fired multiple employees over the last four years for accessing customers' videos

According to a report by Vice's Motherboard, Ring has fired a handful of its employees over the last four years for "improperly" accessing customer's recorded videos. This news follows a string of negative press for the Amazon-owned company, including a string of hacks, the revelation that some location and video data was being publicly shared through Ring's Neighbors app, and (justified) accusations that Ring lacked in "basic security features" to protect customer privacy and data.

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The Arlo Pro 3 two-camera kit is down to $427 ($80 off)

Arlo cameras are amongst the most popular ones thanks to their reliability. Unfortunately, they're not cheap, but with this deal, you'll be able to get a two-camera kit for $427 on Amazon, which is 15% less than the MSRP.

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D-Link announces two security cameras with glass break and person detection, no cloud needed (Update: New outdoor cam)

D-Link’s venture into the connected home space has so far been focused on security cameras, while other categories have taken a back seat. That may not change anytime soon as the company today announced two new additions to its Wi-Fi-enabled camera lineup just days before CES 2020 is set to kick off. The camera pair supports some AI-based security features that work without cloud video processing.

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Panasonic has hidden a smart-home camera inside this discreet floor lamp (Update: Now available)

Smart home security cameras are great, but having a home full of surveillance gear starts looking creepy, fast. Panasonic has come up with a new idea to help hide cameras in plain sight, as it opens crowdfunding for the HomeHawk Floor: Camera and Ambient Light. This two-in-one camera and light debuted at CES 2019 and is now available for early adopters through Indiegogo until February 22.

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Abode announces Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera with facial recognition

DIY home security options abound at CES 2020, and that might be a boon, considering the bad PR some brands have been incurring. If you're on the lookout for a trusty, versatile home security solution, Abode has announced the Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera.

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ADT announces Blue line of Wi-Fi security cameras, starting at $200

The DIY home surveillance market is pretty well saturated already, but that hasn't deterred security veteran ADT from tossing its hat in the ring. At CES, the company announced three new cameras designed to compete with the likes of Arlo and Nest: both indoor and outdoor models, as well as a doorbell camera.

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Arlo announces the Pro 3 Floodlight camera, coming this spring for $250

Netgear spinoff Arlo has produced security cameras, smart floodlights, and even some cameras with tiny lights of their own. Now, there's a floodlight with a built-in camera. The new Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight has all the features of the recently released Pro 3 but adds a giant LED array to illuminate the camera's field-of-view.

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Privacy scare leads Wyze to unpair all devices from Google Assistant and Alexa, you'll need to add them back (Update: Further responses)

Smart home appliance maker Wyze has responded to what it calls an "alleged" data breach against its production databases by logging all users out of their accounts and has strengthened security for its servers. Customers endured a lengthy reauthentication process as the company responded to a series of reports claiming that the company stored sensitive information about people's security cameras, local networks, and email addresses in exposed databases.

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