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Google is rolling out stolen password protection in Chrome 79

Google first introduced a Password Checkup Chrome extension this February to help you check if your login information had been breached, which it integrated with the password manager inside your Google Account in October. After testing this feature natively in the beta of its browser, the company is now rolling it out with the new stable version of Chrome 79. While it's at it, Google is also enhancing some phishing protection mechanisms.

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If you use Neighbors, your Ring camera footage and location can be easily found by anyone

Welcome to the great surveillance society: more people are installing Ring cameras as an affordable and easy way to improve the security of not just their household, but, through use of the associated Neighbors app which lets users share their footage with local police, their entire neighborhood. But while the consumer's benefits are seemingly clear, there may be hidden consequences as well: Gizmodo was able to acquire and uncover precise coordinate data from 65,800 Neighbors posts detailing where reporting households were located.

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Arlo Ultra 4K wireless security camera hits all-time low at $322, multi-packs also discounted

We've all seen people magically "enhance" images from security cameras to zoom in on someone's face in movies. Although there is no magic trick to achieving this, a 4K sensor definitely helps to get a crisp and detailed picture. With the Arlo Ultra, you'll get to keep an eye on your front door in Ultra HD for just $322, which is the lowest the product has ever been.

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Malicious third-party SDKs obtained personal data from millions of Twitter and Facebook users on Android

Twitter and Facebook have both been targeted by malicious mobile SDKs on Android that accessed personal data, such as email addresses and user names. The companies have since informed Google about the issue, and Facebook sent cease and desist letters to the data collection firms behind the SDKs, oneAudience and MobiBurn.

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(Update: Amazon too) Arlo Pro 3 multi-camera kits are up to $110 off at Best Buy

Arlo cameras are popular on the market, mainly due to their reliability. They're also known to be relatively expensive, but this deal will help you save a few bucks on these multi-camera kits. You get a choice of two, four, and six-pack bundles, selling for $450, $720, and $990, respectively, with savings ranging from $50 to $110.

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Leak exposes social profile info, phone numbers, and more for 1.2 billion people

In one of the biggest breaches in recent history, data from more than 1.2 billion individuals has been leaked online. It stems from a publicly available server which pulled its data from a pair of so-called data enrichment companies — People Data Labs and oxydata — that aggregate personal information on millions of individuals and sell it to customers. The firms in question can't explain how the data got there.

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T-Mobile prepaid customers have had personal data siphoned

If you're a T-Mobile prepaid customer and have just received an email from the carrier, you might want to read it instead of sending it straight to trash: the company said it has blocked off unauthorized access to some of its subscribers' private information and that notified customers may need to take action.

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Keep an eye on your home in 4K with a three-camera Arlo Ultra bundle for $710 ($90 off)

Arlo cameras are amongst the highest-rated ones of the market, mainly thanks to their reliability and ease of use. They're also known for costing an arm and a leg, though, but you'll be able to pay just a little less thanks to this deal, as the bundle with three cameras and the required base station will cost you $710, instead of the whopping $800 it traditionally sells for.

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Android camera app flaws left devices vulnerable to spying eyes (Update: App clarification)

A new security vulnerability has been discovered inside the Android camera app that potentially affects hundreds of millions of phones across the world. Discovered by a team of security researchers at Checkmarx, the exploit allows a malicious app with access to a phone's storage system to bypass Google's permission safety net and completely spy on users.

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