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Samsung is now rolling out the September security patch to multiple T-Mobile phones

Samsung is now rolling out the September security patch to multiple T-Mobile phones

Samsung has been pretty quick to update their devices with the latest security patches in the past couple of years, and it looks like not much is going to change for the month of September. The company is continuing to update its lineup of phones from the past few years, starting with the Exynos Galaxy Note9.

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Arlo Pro 3 wireless security camera bundles are up to $400 off

Arlo Pro 3 wireless security camera bundles are up to $400 off

Arlo cameras are one of the most popular ones on the market, thanks to their advanced features, ease of use, and reliability. Sadly, they're far from being the cheapest, but this deal helps you get a bundle of Arlo Pro 3 cameras for up to $400 off.

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Google shares new privacy-focused features, including a guest mode for Assistant

Google shares new privacy-focused features, including a guest mode for Assistant

Google has been under fire for some time now due to user privacy concerns, especially in Europe. This summer, the company set stricter default privacy restrictions for new accounts. Today it's announcing several more steps that may help to alleviate some people's concerns about the data Google collects — including a brand-new guest mode for Google Assistant.
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The Arlo Pro 4 Camera packs hub-less Wi-Fi connectivity and 6-month battery life

The Arlo Pro 4 Camera packs hub-less Wi-Fi connectivity and 6-month battery life

Arlo's cameras are among the better options when it comes to home security. While the company's products are expensive, they offer a great feature set, even if you'll probably have to pay for Arlo's Smart subscription to unlock the full potential. Past models have always needed an additional hub to connect to Wi-Fi, but recent additions to the lineup have forgone that requirement for direct Wi-Fi connectivity. The same is true for the Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight the company has just announced, making the Pro Spotlight series finally independent from hubs. Like its predecessor, the Pro 4 starts at $200.

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Samsung retires the Galaxy Note8 from receiving monthly security updates

Samsung retires the Galaxy Note8 from receiving monthly security updates

Samsung releases a lot of devices, which means it also issues a lot of security updates. While Google has a standard 3-year policy for Pixel devices, Samsung keeps a running list of when specific devices will receive security patches, and for how long. Now it looks like the company has made a few updates, including adding new devices to the list and dropping one older model entirely.

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Google's Advanced Protection Program now offers improved malware detection in Chrome

Google's Advanced Protection Program now offers improved malware detection in Chrome

Google’s Advanced Protection Program gives users an extra security layer to protect their online accounts and data from prying eyes, especially useful for journalists, activists, and the like. For over a year, the initiative has alerted users of potentially malicious files downloaded through Chrome. Google is now taking that a step further to make the tool even more useful in identifying malware.

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Microsoft Defender for Android arrives on the Play Store

Microsoft Defender for Android arrives on the Play Store

It was first reported in February that Microsoft was bringing its Defender anti-virus/anti-malware software to Linux and Android, and now the app has appeared on the Play Store as a software preview. It's only available to enterprise customers with a valid Microsoft 365 E5 license, but the app description gives a clear picture of what it's intended for.

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Android 11 is taking away the camera picker to limit potential geotag hijacking

Android 11 is taking away the camera picker to limit potential geotag hijacking

Android may have started with the mantra that developers are allowed to do anything as long as they can code it, but things have changed over the years as security and privacy became higher priorities. Every major update over the last decade has shuttered features or added restrictions in the name of protecting users, but some sacrifices may not have been entirely necessary. Another Android 11 trade-off has emerged, this time taking away the ability for users to select third-party camera apps to take pictures or videos on behalf of other apps, forcing users to rely only on the built-in camera app.

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Chrome lets you check for compromised passwords in recent Android Canary release

Chrome lets you check for compromised passwords in recent Android Canary release

Chrome has had its password check feature for a while, but it isn't quite the same across platforms. The Android version of Chrome is starting to approach parity with the desktop version when it comes to password security, though, as a couple of features spotted in testing on a recent Canary release bring the desktop "check passwords" feature and "safety check" to Android.

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Chrome 86 will disable Autofill on insecure forms

Chrome 86 will disable Autofill on insecure forms

Autofill makes life easy in an internet full of sign-up forms, but some of those forms can be nasty little — well, some of them are quite lengthy — things that can spill private information all over the place. Starting in Chrome 86, Google's browser will prevent users from utilizing Autofill if the form transmit through an unsafe path.

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