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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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Mozilla patches zero-day exploit for Firefox desktop and Android browsers (APK Download)

Mozilla has patched a zero-day exploit in late revisions to Firefox 72 and version 68 of the Android web browser. In a security advisory, the company said that it was made aware of "targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw."

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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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Google’s adjusted 90-day Project Zero policy gives developers more time to deploy patches

Google announced Project Zero back in 2014 in a quest to make the internet more secure by researching software exploits and informing affected developers about them. The company soon adopted a 90-days public disclosure deadline in order to speed up the patching process. In 2020, this policy will change just a little bit. Previously, vulnerabilities were published as soon as developers fixed them, but now, Google will always wait the full 90 days until it reports to the public. That's meant to ensure that patches have rolled out to more users before potential bad actors know about the exploits, thus leaving fewer people vulnerable.

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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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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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Anker's EufyCam 2 indoor and outdoor two-camera bundle is down to $300 ($50 off)

Wireless security camera systems offering HD video often tend to be pricey, but they don't necessarily have to be. Thanks to this deal, you'll be able to secure your household without breaking the bank. Anker's eufyCam 2 two-camera bundle, which works both indoors and outdoors, is currently selling for $300, which is $50 less than usual.

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Messaging app ToTok pulled from Play Store following reports of government surveillance (Update: New ToTok statement)

If you've been using ToTok on any of your devices, you should consider uninstalling it immediately. The new messaging platform that was one of the most downloaded apps last week was swiftly removed from the Google Play Store (and Apple's App Store) before the end of Friday. The abrupt decision came after American officials declared the service was actually spyware backed by the United Arab Emirates government.

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OnePlus will start paying up to $7,000 in bug bounties as part of new OneSRC program

For all the incredible things technology has enabled us to do — especially over the last decade — the code that powers it isn't perfect. Features break, hackers exploit vulnerabilities, and scammers manipulate users for access to personal data. To help combat the digital threats that could impede its devices, OnePlus is launching its own two-stage bug bounty program.

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Some Avast extensions dropped from Chrome Web Store after data collection abuses

Back in October, Wladimir Palant, developer of the popular AdBlock Plus browser extension, published a blog post outlining how extensions from security company Avast/AVG were collecting massive amounts of data from users. In a somewhat-belated response, Google has now removed some of Avast's extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

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