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WhatsApp vulnerability could be used to spread fake news and scam users

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point have unearthed a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow attackers to trick users by intercepting messages and editing the content. This opens up the possibility of scamming people and spreading misinformation.

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Swann wired security cameras now support Google Assistant voice commands

We cover plenty of home security cameras here at AP, but they're usually from upstart tech firms or larger companies entering into the market. Swann has been an industry leader since way before smart home security became accessible to the masses, and it's announcing that its wired security systems are now compatible with the Google Assistant.

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Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney confirms that 'Fortnite' will not be listed on the Play Store

Everyone and their mother has been waiting patiently for Epic Games to release Fortnite on Android, and with certain device exclusivity rumors swirling around, many were starting to worry that we may have to wait for some time past the announced summer release date. While there is still no confirmed news about that exclusivity, Eurogamer's recent interview with Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has confirmed that Fortnite will not use the Google Play Store as a distribution platform.

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Epic Games may distribute Fortnite for Android on its website rather than the Play Store

Fortnite is supposed to come to Android this summer, but developer Epic Games hasn't offered any firm timeline yet. A recent report suggested that Fortnite would launch as an exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy Note9, and that may not be the developer's only trick. The game may never come to the Play Store at all. Instead, everyone would need to download it from the Epic Games website.

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Lighthouse AI security camera adds audio recording

The Lighthouse security camera aims to stand out from the crowd with powerful 3D object recognition, but it's lacked one fairly basic feature since launch a few months ago: audio recording. The latest app update rectifies that oversight, but that's the only major change in this update.

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ProtonMail update adds address verification and full PGP encryption support

ProtonMail is an email service that prides itself on airtight security for its customers. The latest update (v3.14 for web and v1.9 for Android) adds full PGP support and address verification, both intended to further secure communications.

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Google to sell its own hardware 2FA solution, the Titan Security Key

Google is in full-on enterprise announcement mode, today being the second of three days dedicated to its business-centric Cloud Next conference. One interesting tidbit that's been making the rounds (independently of an announcement at the event itself, so far) is some new security hardware Google plans on selling in its store. This isn't anything so glamorous as a new phone, tablet, or Chromebook, though: They're a pair of hardware 2FA security keys.

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New G Suite features announced: Gmail Smart Compose, Hangouts Chat Smart Reply, Docs grammar suggestions, and more

Google has just revealed a host of new features for customers who use G Suite to organize their businesses. The additions are wide-ranging, covering areas such as security and productivity across products like Drive, Gmail, and Hangouts.

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Arlo announces wireless Audio Doorbell that integrates with your existing cameras

Arlo already offers wireless cameras and security lights, and now it's branching out to another popular smart home arena: doorbells. The new Arlo Audio Doorbell is coming soon to help you keep an eye on your entryway. Well, not an eye... but an ear. The Audio Doorbell doesn't have a camera like other smart doorbells, but you also don't have to screw around with the wiring inside your house.

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Arlo Pro 2 review: The best wireless camera still has some drawbacks

It's getting easier to set up your own internet-connected home surveillance system, but that usually still means running cables to power all your fancy HD cameras. Arlo, which recently spun off from Netgear, offers an alternative. Its Arlo Pro line of cameras can keep tabs on your home without wires, and they last for months on a charge.

After wowing us with the original Arlo Pro, the Arlo Pro 2 ups the resolution and adds new features. At the same time, Arlo has finally rolled out its AI-enabled Arlo Smart system to compete with systems like Nest Aware. Can a wireless camera ever compete with wired, though?

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