Arlo and Blink Home Security Cameras Get Deep Prime Day Discounts


With Prime Day deals now in full swing, a few incredible discounts have emerged on outdoor security cameras that are just too good to miss. One of the best is on the all-new Blink Outdoor camera. Another can’t-miss deal is the Arlo Essential Spotlight camera. They are both security cameras with amazing tech-support features unique to them. Security cameras generally, are the starting line to any comprehensive security plan, and must be considered before security measures such as to buy complete AR-15 rifles support, and high-tech motion sensors.

These deals come alongside a whole host of other home security camera deals, with Ring Video Doorbell discounts leading in price cuts.

Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera — $100, was $130

The Arlo Essential Spotlight camera is $30 off its retail price of $130. This battery-operated, wireless security camera provides users with 1080p, color night vision, and much more. Place it wherever

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Australia’s home affairs secretary says state security must be ‘ubiquitous without being oppressive’

The head of Australia’s home affairs department contends security in 2020 is no longer a matter of protection or survival, but increasingly a shared societal responsibility – a question of “how we should band together and pool our capacities for living”.

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Mike Pezzullo, the high-profile and periodically controversial head of Peter Dutton’s mega department, used a university lecture on Tuesday evening to float his concept of “the extended state” as a relevant construct for managing contemporary threats.

The “extended state”, Pezzullo told the National Security College at the Australian National University, was “a networked and dynamic conception of security which comprehends sectors across society and the economy”.

Pezzullo said the concept was comprised of public institutions in the executive analysing risks and threats and deploying operational capacity – the “vital centre” as he put it.

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Singapore tightens security requirements for new home routers

Come April 13 next year, home routers will have to meet new security requirements before they can be put up for sale in Singapore. These include unique login credentials and default automatic downloads of security patches. 

The new mandate is aimed at improving the security of these devices, which are popular targets amongst malicious hackers who are looking to breach home networks, according to industry regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Stipulated as being part of the country’s Technical Specifications for Residential Gateways, the enhanced security requirements were finalised following an earlier consultation exercise that sought feedback from the public and industry. 

While these mandates are set to come into effect from 13 April 2021, home routers previously approved by IMDA will be allowed to remain on sale until October 12 next year.

Users of existing home routers will not need to change their current routers, but they are encouraged

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October 2020 security update brings a ton of fixes & improvements for Google Pixels

Yesterday, Google started rolling out the October 2020 security patch to all the eligible Pixel smartphones. Anyway, they aren’t the first devices to receive the new monthly patch as that mantle belongs to the Galaxy A50. However, these builds not only patches the security vulnerabilities but also brings fixes for a ton of bugs.

Pixel smartphones are the only way to experience the best Android experience. But like any other handset, their software is filled with bugs. There have been multiple reports on issues with Pixels ever since the first model.

Thankfully, Google has a habit of fixing them sooner rather than later by taking feedbacks from users and media around the world. Now, with the October 2020 security patch build, the search giant has bundled a total of four fixes and three improvements.


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Chrome 86 released with password-related security improvements


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Google has released Chrome 86 today to the stable channel, and this new release includes numerous security enhancements and new APIs for developers.

Each new Chrome release usually focuses on a main theme. For example, Chrome 84 focused on UI overhauls, while Chrome 85 focused on speed and API improvements.

On that tune, Chrome’s new v86 release comes with loads of password and security-related upgrades, but also with several deprecations and new APIs also included under the hood as well.

Password-checking feature coming to mobile

In December 2019, with Chrome 79, Google added a feature to Chrome named Password Checkup that would take the user’s synced passwords and check to see if they’ve been leaked online during data breaches at other companies.

With Chrome 86, Google says this feature (known as Safety Check since May 2020) is now coming to mobile versions of Chrome on Android and iOS.

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The Best Home Security Systems In 2020, From Ring To SimpliSafe

According to the FBI, there’s a burglary about once every 30 seconds somewhere in the United States, which is no doubt why so many people equip their homes with a security system. In the past, getting a security system was an elaborate process that often involved an in-home consultation from a security company like ADT or Brinks, followed by a visit from professional installers. These days, the best home security systems — often called DIY home security systems because you can install them yourself — are inexpensive and easy to set up.

While the most popular security systems are of the DIY variety these days, that doesn’t mean that your actual home monitoring needs to be DIY. Yes, you can self-monitor many modern security kits for free — you are alerted to break-ins via notifications on your phone, and you get to decide how to respond. But most of these

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A Major Security Gap In Duty Of Care Of CEOs And Board Directors?

Last week, I wrote an article on CyberSecurity on my Forbes Channel and it was the highest read blog article since I started writing for Forbes. This blog examines the impacts from Cybersecurity, but from the increased realities of working at home, and the impacts that security operations have become more complex. Security focus is now turning to how we all connect and have access with identify control technologies being at the top of cybersecurity risks as more entry points equals more risks.

Cloud security is a major area for focus in the data protection sector and many are now discussing the increased risks of the home office as companies need to understand perhaps all the technology enablements in their employees home offices.

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The Best Home Security Cameras of 2020

Whether you’re concerned about theft or simply want to check in on a mischievous pet, home security cameras provide peace of mind with real-time alerts, built-in sirens and other features. 

While it’s great that there are plenty of excellent options to choose from, with devices that offer features such as two-way communication, night vision, cloud storage, motion tracking and HD video for top-notch video quality, it can feel daunting to sift through everything out there to find a good match for the wireless security camera system you may have in mind, especially if that solution includes multiple cameras. 

Fortunately, I’ve tested out dozens of cameras and condensed everything I’ve learned into the list below. These are the best home security cameras in every major sub-category, from smart doorbells to the models

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Ring launches its 2020 smart home security device lineup

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Ring, one of the leading brands in smart home security systems, is expanding its roster of security solutions to cover not just your home, but your mailboxes and cars as well. 

The California-based company has announced a slew of new security cameras, alarms, and sensors. These include the Ring Always Home Cam, an indoor drone camera created to watch over every room in your home; the Ring Car Alarm, designed to detect car break-ins, bumps, and even tows; and Ring Mailbox Sensor, which alerts you whenever your mailbox has been opened.

These new products are in line with Ring’s mission to “make neighborhoods safer.” And, they couldn’t have come at a better time, with mail theft on the rise and car theft or break-ins becoming more common. 

Rounding off this host of new

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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