Several vulnerabilities in Google's indoor Nest cam allowed for 'complete takeover' and data leaks

For privacy reasons, Nest Cam users can no longer disable the status light while recording or live-streaming footage. Back in May, Google published a set of privacy principles for its smart home devices, one of which said that it would provide a “clear visual indicator” when a camera is turned on and sending data to Google. Now that Google’s making good on that commitment, a lot of customers aren’t happy.Read Full Story

Several vulnerabilities in Google's indoor Nest cam allowed for 'complete takeover' and data leaks

One hack involved sending the camera commands that would allow one to reconfigure the device to pair to their own Nest app, essentially transferring full ownership of the camera.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

You can now migrate your Nest account to a Google account - CNET

Google is starting the shift away from the Nest app, and a new Alexa skill is waiting if you merge.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Nest Enrages Users By Removing Option to Disable Camera Status LEDs

The company just made good on one of the promises it made at I/O -- it's removing the option to disable camera status LEDs. Nest customers have responded ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Extremetech

Google Nest cameras won't let you turn off status light when recording - CNET

Some owners aren't happy about it.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google Angers Nest Camera Owners By Forcing Status Light To Stay On

Google is working on being more committed to privacy, and part of that commitment is being sure that Nest and Dropcam users know when they are being recorded. To make that possible, Google ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from HotHardware

Google Nest camera users can no longer disable the status light

Google has notified existing Nest camera, Nest Hello doorbell and Dropcam owners that they can no longer disable their devices' status light. The company told customers the update ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Engadget

Nest users are mad about Google’s new privacy policy regarding camera status lights

For privacy reasons, Nest Cam users can no longer disable the status light while recording or live-streaming footage. Back in May, Google published a set of privacy principles for its smart ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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