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Logitech Circle 2 video can now be viewed on Amazon Echo Show

Logitech Circle 2 video can now be viewed on Amazon Echo Show

Logitech has announced that its soon-to-launch Circle 2 home security camera can now be used with the Amazon Echo Show device, enabling users to view their security video feeds on Amazon's latest IoT product. This is thanks to Logitech's newly announced support for the latest Alexa camera API on the Echo Show. Logitech Circle 2 owners will be able to take full advantage of the Echo's Alexa abilities, including using voice to pull up a camera's video feed.

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ProtonMail’s VPN arrives for everyone as a free service

ProtonMail’s VPN arrives for everyone as a free service

Security-minded company ProtonMail has announced that its VPN service 'ProtonVPN' is now out of beta and available to everyone. Even better, particularly for those who are unable to pay, is that ProtonVPN is free. According to the company, its VPN service improves upon the competing products available on the market, utilizing things like a Secure Core architecture to help protect users from attacks, as well as 'seamless integration with' Tor.

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Republican firm leaks personal info of 198 million US voters

Republican firm leaks personal info of 198 million US voters

Data security firm UpGuard is bringing our attention to a very severe data exposure today. This "leak" of sorts left the personal data of nearly every registered voter in the US exposed, making this the "largest known data exposure of its kind," according to UpGuard's Cyber Risk team. In all, the data for 198 million registered voters in the US was left exposed, which is a ridiculous number of people when you consider that it's 61% of the country's population.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2 lands with 1080p recording

Ring Video Doorbell 2 lands with 1080p recording

We haven't heard a whole lot from Ring in recent months, but now, following the launch of its Floodlight Cam at the start of the year, the company is launching a new version of its flagship product. Today Ring announced its second-generation Video Doorbell, aptly named "Video Doorbell 2." This new product seems to borrow from both the original Video Doorbell and the Video Doorbell Pro to roll the best of both products into one.

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Got an old Samsung phone? Disable S Suggest to avoid hacking

Got an old Samsung phone? Disable S Suggest to avoid hacking

Those closely following Samsung's movements, arguably the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, probably knows by now how it is pushing Bixby as its Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana rival. In fact, it has long abandoned some features that more or less provided that functionality. Apparently, however, Samsung forgot to clean up after itself and has let the S Suggest domain expire, potentially leaving thousands of Galaxy phone owners vulnerable to hacking attempts.

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Major security risk prompts Windows update (8, Server 2003, XP)

Major security risk prompts Windows update (8, Server 2003, XP)

Yesterday, we told you about a new round of security patches heading out to Windows XP. This is unprecedented, not only because Microsoft had long ago discontinued XP extended support, but also because Microsoft already pushed out security updates to XP last month. Windows XP isn't the only legacy operating system getting this new round of vital updates, as Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 are getting them as well.

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Windows XP PSA: There’s a huge, unusual security update you need to install

Windows XP PSA: There’s a huge, unusual security update you need to install

Windows XP users are being warned to update their PC, after Microsoft spotted "elevated risk" of cyberattacks from WannaCrypt-style malware. The update, which is being pushed out today as part of the company's regular Update Tuesday service, is unusual, because officially Windows XP falls outside of the currently active operating systems that Microsoft supports. In fact, Microsoft put Windows XP out to pasture back in April 2014.

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Logitech’s Circle 2 camera bumps up resolution, expands mounting options

Logitech’s Circle 2 camera bumps up resolution, expands mounting options

Logitech's original circle camera was respectable attempt to break into the home security space, but now the company has decided to follow it up. Logitech introduced the Circle 2 today, and it offers a number of improvements over its predecessor. First and foremost, prospective buyers can look forward to support for things like higher resolution, night vision, and two-way talk through its built-in microphone.

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GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

In early April, it was revealed that GameStop's website may have fallen prey to hackers, and now the company has confirmed the report. Some GameStop customers are receiving notices from the company advising them of a 'security incident' that affected its website. Customers may have been affected by this security breach, assuming they placed orders on the website during the vulnerable period of time.

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Lineage OS update: SafetyNet stance on Android downloads

Lineage OS update: SafetyNet stance on Android downloads

The folks formerly designing and releasing CyanogenMod now working on Lineage OS have revealed their stance on SafetyNet. This is an Android safety precaution made by Google to stop users working with rooted and/or bootloader unlocked devices from accessing certain apps. It's a safety precaution made by Google - one that Google takes extremely seriously. As such, the team developing Lineage is going to take SafetyNet serious as well.

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Wink Bright kit, new services secure homes in a wink

Wink Bright kit, new services secure homes in a wink

There are dozens upon dozens of connected products in the market these days, all promising to make your homes smarter or more secure. From smart speakers to smart doorbells to smart lights, it can be an overwhelming task to choose which product to start with, let alone actually get started. To help ease consumers into this new IoT frontier, Wink is making available a new Bright “starter kit” and two new security services that help you set up a secure smart home without batting an eyelash.

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US gov OKs social media background checks for visa applicants

US gov OKs social media background checks for visa applicants

The US government has approved social media background checks applied to individuals applying for a visa, it has been announced. The controversial move will require visa applicants to provide a list of their social media handles from the past half-decade, as well as 'biographical information' from the past 15 years. The decision to approve this new vetting method was made by the Office of Management and Budget.

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