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Canary partners with Noonlight to introduce Safety Button

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Canary is known for its popular smart home security cameras, but it's now adding a new feature to its app that'll help keep you safe when out and about, too. It's joining forces with Noonlight, a service that integrates with other connected platforms such as Google Home, IFTTT, and Alexa to trigger emergency responses when you're in danger.

With help from Noonlight, Canary is adding a Safety Button to its app that can immediately share your GPS location and personal details with first responders.

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Canary partners with Noonlight to introduce Safety Button was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

How to improve privacy and security on Android

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Your smartphone contains a massive amount of information - photos, contacts, access to online accounts, and much more. Even though Android itself is a fairly secure platform, some data about your phone's settings and usage is sent to Google's servers. If you want to limit data collection and make your phone more secure, here are some tips you can try.

Make sure Android Device Manager is on

You probably already know about the Android Device Manager, which allows users to easily track down a missing Android device.

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How to improve privacy and security on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August announces Alarm.com partnership to make its door lock even smarter

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

August's Smart Lock Pro is a popular option for those looking to add a connected front door lock to their smart home setup, and now it's getting even better thanks to a new partnership. Integrating with the Alarm.com platform opens August's lock up to a wide ecosystem of smart home security solutions including DSC, Interlogix, and Nortek.

The integration brings new features to both the August and Alarm.com apps, such as a timed auto-lock, location-based reminders, and one-touch remote locking.

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August announces Alarm.com partnership to make its door lock even smarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Final day, closing in on $3 million] The Eufy EverCam wireless security camera promises a year of battery life, and is now funded on Kickstarter

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Most home security cameras need to be plugged into power, but there are a few that made do with batteries. Even the best wireless cameras currently on the market need a recharge every couple months, but Eufy (an Anker company) has an alternative. The EverCam has a humongous battery that offers a full year of operation on a charge. You can't get one yet, but you can join the Kickstarter.

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[Update: Final day, closing in on $3 million] The Eufy EverCam wireless security camera promises a year of battery life, and is now funded on Kickstarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: OnePlus promises a fix] OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

One of the most elementary aspects of phone security is the idea of a locked bootloader, which is supposed to prevent a handset from flashing or booting arbitrary code, ostensibly keeping the software on the device secure.

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[Update: OnePlus promises a fix] OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

One of the most elementary aspects of phone security is the idea of a locked bootloader, which is supposed to prevent a handset from flashing or booting arbitrary code, ostensibly keeping the software on the device secure. It's super basic—or, at least, it's supposed to be. Turns out, the OnePlus 6 will allow you to boot any arbitrary or modified image you choose, even on a locked bootloader. 

According to XDA Developers, the vulnerability was discovered by zx2c4, a security researcher named Jason Donenfeld and president of Edge Security.

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OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

One of the most elementary aspects of phone security is the idea of a locked bootloader, which is supposed to prevent a handset from flashing or booting arbitrary code, ostensibly keeping the software on the device secure. It's super basic—or, at least, it's supposed to be. Turns out, the OnePlus 6 will allow you to boot any arbitrary or modified image you choose, even on a locked bootloader. 

According to XDA Developers, the vulnerability was discovered by zx2c4, a security researcher named Jason Donenfeld and president of Edge Security.

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OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access full control of your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a photo

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Face unlock is all the rage these days now that Apple has invented it for the iPhone X. Of course, face unlock has existed on Android for years—it just wasn't very good. Some device makers are returning to the concept, among them OnePlus. The OnePlus 5T and new OnePlus 6 have face unlock, but it's not as secure as other security options. In fact, one owner has shown that a printed photo is enough to bypass OnePlus' face unlock.

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OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a photo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a photo

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Face unlock is all the rage these days now that Apple has invented it for the iPhone X. Of course, face unlock has existed on Android for years—it just wasn't very good. Some device makers are returning to the concept, among them OnePlus. The OnePlus 5T and new OnePlus 6 have face unlock, but it's not as secure as other security options. In fact, one owner has shown that a printed photo is enough to bypass OnePlus' face unlock.

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OnePlus 6 face unlock can be fooled by a photo was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: A must-have for Nest fans but too expensive for everyone else

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Nest started by making thermostats, but following a Google acquisition and some reshuffling, it makes plenty of other smart home products. Having devoured Dropcam, Nest is one of the leaders in home security cameras with products like the Nest Cam and smarter Cam IQ. It had a "regular" outdoor camera previously, but now you can get an outdoor version of the IQ. The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor packs a 4K image sensor, a wide field-of-view, facial recognition, and incredibly sharp video.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: A must-have for Nest fans but too expensive for everyone else was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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