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Your old Android phone is getting better about keeping you safe from barely-used apps

Your old Android phone is getting better about keeping you safe from barely-used apps

Google is alerting app developers to some big coding changes ahead of the planned expansion of Android's permission auto-reset policy. This means more users will have permissions they've granted to apps automatically revoked starting in December. Here's what you need to know as a consumer.

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Forget about Wyze — grab a pair of Eufy's indoor smart cameras for just $60

Forget about Wyze — grab a pair of Eufy's indoor smart cameras for just $60

If you're looking for a dirt-cheap option for Wi-Fi cameras, Wyze isn't your only choice. Today Eufy (an Anker sub-brand) is selling a pair of its basic indoor security cameras for just a hair under sixty bucks, a $10 discount on Amazon. These are the C24 models with an updated 2K sensor, a step up on the basic 1080p C22 version.

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Here's what Android 12's new Private Compute Core is actually going to do

Here's what Android 12's new Private Compute Core is actually going to do

Yesterday, when Android 12 Beta 5 rolled out, we spotted an apparent rebranding for Google's old Device Personalization Services, picking up the new Private Compute Core name. The stuff actually in that section of Settings remained the same, though, and Google told us the name would be a thing back when it announced Beta 2. Now the company is sharing more about its plans and what, precisely, a "Private Compute Core" means.

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Venmo's redesign moves its tabs to a bottom bar, and it's going live for more users

Venmo's redesign moves its tabs to a bottom bar, and it's going live for more users

Payment apps like Venmo have improved many group dinners out at restaurants — no more fighting over the bill when you can transfer money right at the table. Of course, it's far from a perfect service. Although the social feed makes it easy to find your contacts in Venmo, it also features a global feed broadcasting every public transaction made in the app. With an upcoming redesign, you can say goodbye to that worldwide channel.

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Google Maps is trying to be painfully clear about how crowdsourced data powers navigation

Google Maps is trying to be painfully clear about how crowdsourced data powers navigation

Google Maps has become an essential tool in our lives, be it for getting around or just knowing places. The navigation features, including turn-to-turn navigation, allow us to drive to places and not get lost in the process, and have come extremely handy ever since I've started using a car since I always seem to make wrong turns and end up getting lost.

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Eufy's subscription-free doorbell is even cheaper on Amazon today, but the deal won't last long

Eufy's subscription-free doorbell is even cheaper on Amazon today, but the deal won't last long

A smart doorbell camera can make keeping an eye on your home much easier, whether receiving a package from UPS or weeding out "guests" trying to sell you their services. While big players like Google Nest and Ring have some of the most advanced doorbells on the market, their price tags are enough to make your wallet quiver in fear. Thankfully, Eufy's battery-powered video doorbell camera won't break the bank, and you can pick one up for a mere $80 on Amazon today — no subscription needed.

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Facebook's slow roll on encryption has made it to video and voice calls on Messenger

Facebook's slow roll on encryption has made it to video and voice calls on Messenger

Facebook has been slow to implement end-to-end encryption for its messaging apps, but the baby steps continue to happen nevertheless. Today, it announced the introduction of opt-in E2EE for voice and video calls in Messenger.

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Arlo simplifies its home security plans: unlimited devices now cost just $10 a month

Arlo simplifies its home security plans: unlimited devices now cost just $10 a month

Arlo's security cameras are getting more popular thanks to wide availability and simplicity. And the company is embracing that simplicity with its latest change to its cloud subscription plans. Some people will like the expansions since they offer recording for more cameras. But if you're particularly worried about emergency services, you might be paying a little more.

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Another day, another major Chrome exploit: Here's how to keep yourself protected

Another day, another major Chrome exploit: Here's how to keep yourself protected

Your security is critical to a positive web surfing experience, and Google is constantly pushing updates to Chrome so you'll stay protected from malicious websites. Some security flaws inevitably fall through the cracks — a reminder you should always use the latest version of Chrome. There's a newly discovered Chrome exploit being actively exploited today, and while Google promptly released a fix for it, there's a chance you could still be running an old, vulnerable version. Let's take a look at what you need to do to make sure you're safe.

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Chrome will nag you to stop visiting sites without HTTPS

Chrome will nag you to stop visiting sites without HTTPS

We may not like everything Google plans for its browser and the open web (FLOC, Manifest v3, and Chromium's dominance come to mind), but there's one thing everyone can agree on: Staying secure on the web is always important. Google and other browser makers have long been pushing webhosters and website owners to use the encrypted, more secure HTTPS standard over HTTP, and they've already managed to win more than 90% of regularly visited websites over. To get hold of the rest, Google wants to make HTTP sites an even less appealing place to visit starting in Chrome 94, slated to arrive in September.

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