• Nest users now covered by Google's ultra-secure Account Protection Program

    1 month ago - By Ars Technica

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    Accounts for Google's Nest line of smart home devices are now covered by the company's Advanced Protection Program, which traditionally has provided enhanced security for journalists, politicians, elections workers, and other people who are frequently targeted by hackers.
    Google rolled out APP in 2017. It requires users to have at least two physical security keys, such as those available from Yubico, Google's Titan brand, or other providers. Typically, keys connect through USB slots or Near-field Communication or Bluetooth interfaces. Once registered, the keys provide...
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  • Google reveals new software improvements coming to Pixel smartphones

    Google reveals new software improvements coming to Pixel smartphones

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Google promised to keep bringing new features and improvements to Pixel smartphones regularly, and the next update includes quite a few of those. Announced , the next update for Pixel phones will add Adaptive Battery improvements, a new bedtime feature in the Clock app, and some personal safety features.
    The most important change included in the latest update focuses on the Adaptive Battery feature. After installing the update, Adaptive Battery on and newer devices will be able to predict with certain accuracy when the phone's battery will be completely depleted and further reduce...
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  • Google adds Nest products to Advanced Protection Program to improve security

    Google adds Nest products to Advanced Protection Program to improve security

    1 month ago - By 9to5Google

    Google's Nest products can act as the central point of your home's security and, now, they're getting an upgrade. In a blog post today , Google has announced that Nest products are now eligible for the Advanced Protection Program.
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