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Sketchy businesses are hijacking legitimate Google Maps listings to fool you

A sketchy practice is becoming more commonplace on Google Maps involving companies hijacking legitimate business listings in order to make you think that you’re contacting the actual business. The Wall Street Journal brought this practice to light in a new report, and the paper estimates there are about 11 million “falsely listed businesses” on any given day on Google Maps.

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Your used Nest Cam might have been spying on you for months

As our homes get smarter, our privacy is increasingly at risk. A terrifying example of this was recently brought to light by a Facebook group of Wink smart home hub users who discovered that even after they performed a factory reset of their Nest Cam Indoor, they were still able to access the camera’s feed.

As Wirecutter explains, one of the group’s users sold his Nest Cam, but later realized he was still able to access live images from the camera, which had since been set up in the new owner’s home. Wirecutter attempted to recreate the scenario with a Nest account linked to a Wink account. Despite following Google’s factory reset instructions, as soon [...]

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Chrome will keep you safe from deceptive websites and let you report them

Safety has often been one of Chrome’s selling points, thanks to the Google Safe Browsing extensive database of potentially harmful websites. You’ve probably faced a deceptive site alert at least once when trying to download illegal content watch pony videos, thanks to the browser’s built-in ability to detect potentially dangerous pages. Back in January, we reported Chrome would extend its warning system to let you know when you’re accessing a deceptive URL such as androldpoice.com instead of androidpolice.com. Read More

Chrome will keep you safe from deceptive websites and let you report them was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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HMD Global partners w/ Google Cloud to move all Nokia data to Finland

HMD Global has just announced that it is working with Google Cloud and CGI to bring all data collection for Nokia devices to its home country of Finland. Apparently, this change is being made for better security of that data, as well as faster and more accurate updates.

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