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Report: Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records Leaked

Just before Memorial Day weekend, security watchdog investigators Krebs On Security reported that First American Financial Corp. leaked 885 million files related to mortgage deals going back to 2003. These digital records, available unprotected via any web browser, were found to include personally identifying information including bank account numbers, statements, tax records, social security numbers, […]

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Get the Facts on Amazon’s New Blink XT2 Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera

Google revealed the new Nest Hub Max at its annual developers conference this week, but Amazon isn’t about to let its competitor dominate smart home security headlines. Amazon just announced the Blink XT2, an affordable and low-maintenance indoor/outdoor security camera. The Blink XT2 is an update on the Blink XT, a battery-operated wireless camera with […]

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Google Announces the Nest Hub Max

Google’s Latest and Greatest: An All-in-One Display, Smart Home Hub and Security Camera The Google I/O Conference kicked off today, which is the tech giant’s annual meeting for software developers working with its ever-increasing suite of hardware and software products. In the keynote address, Google leadership announced a slew of exciting developments, including a product […]

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Two Women Who Turned Frightening Experiences Into Empowering New Safety Technology

Tego, the app for a safe walk home Friends and family members, especially women, often tell one another, “Text me when you get home.” This common way of looking out for loved ones has limitations, and it’s also easy to forget to follow up once you get home. Enter Tego, the app that makes sure […]

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Amazon, Ring and the Neighbors App Bring Crime Reporting To Home Security

Help Wanted: Crime News Editor in the Marketing Department Earlier this week, Amazon posted a help wanted ad seeking a Managing Editor, News for Ring’s marketing and public relations department. Alongside relevant editorial and writing experience, the incumbent requires nuanced knowledge of American crime trends. Job responsibilities include identifying “compelling and actionable new alert formats […]

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Facebook Promises More Privacy in Personal Interactions, But Not Personal Data

How Facebook will emphasize privacy in user interactions Zuckerberg alluded to the company’s poor reputation for privacy as the first order of business in his speech, before announcing updates to the company’s suite of hardware and software. He declared an intention to correct these wrongs, but told the crowd of developers that it will “take […]

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World Health Organization Recommends No Screen Time for Children Under Two Years Old

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization (WHO) released activity guidelines for children under five years of age, citing the need for children to sit less and play more in order to grow up healthy. Several of these recommendations may present challenges to busy parents of young kids. WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity, […]

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Problems with Pet Sitters Highlight Need for Cameras, Pet Monitors

Are Rover and Wag safe to use? It’s natural to be nervous about placing a beloved pet in the hands of a stranger. The impressive growth of these apps suggests that many people have good experiences, but it’s unclear exactly how many do not. Rover has been around since 2011, and according to its website, […]

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The New Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro Patrols Perimeters with Artificial Intelligence

Vivint, a leader in smart home security, just launched its latest product: the Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro, a surveillance camera that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to differentiate between harmless passers-by and people who are lingering around your home. The Outdoor Pro is intended to not only record potential crime, but to proactively prevent it. Here’s […]

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Selling Your House? New SafeShowings App Verifies Visitors

Between private home showings and public open house events, selling your house can bring a slew of strangers through your door. There’s a new app to help you and your real estate professional keep track of who’s who: SafeShowings, available now for iOS and Android. The SafeShowings app provides an easy, mobile way for real […]

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Urgent Product Recall on Fisher-Price Rock N’ Play Sleepers

This widespread recall affects 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers that have been sold since 2009. The Sleepers sold for $40-$149 at major retailers across the country. The recall concerns all models. The CPSC warns that over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, in many cases after the infants rolled from […]

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HALO IoT Smart Sensor Named 2019’s Best New Security Product

There’s a new type of smart sensor on the commercial security market, and it’s designed to curb 21st-century bad habits. The HALO IoT Smart Sensor detects vapor from electronic cigarettes along with a slew of other environmental hazards, and it was recently named Best New Product at the largest security industry trade show in the country. The […]

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2018 had the highest rate of child hot car deaths on record

The National Safety Council (NSC) shares this tragic data during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, in an ongoing effort to curb distracted driving and its dangerous consequences. These alarming statistics emphasize that there is never a safe time to leave a young child alone in the car. Many parents aren’t aware of why and how cars […]

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Facial recognition: The new frontier for security cameras is here

 Data collection, especially biometric data collection, is a charged subject on the internet and in law. Facial recognition is already present in consumer technology: smartphones can be unlocked by simply showing your face, and media apps like Facebook and Google Photos can detect who’s in a photo. The next frontier for facial detection is surveillance […]

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Distracted driving dangerously common near roadside emergencies, survey says

Distracted driving behaviors, including taking photos and videos and posting them to social media, are dangerously common in the presence of police, fire and emergency medical vehicles with their lights flashing, according to the results of a survey released today by the National Safety Council (NSC). Among the survey’s most alarming findings: 71 percent of U.S. drivers […]

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SimpliSafe, A Leader in DIY Home Security, Now Available in the UK

In today’s increasingly connected world with so many wireless devices, many homeowners feel perfectly comfortable installing home security systems on their own. Handy households across the pond now have one more option: SimpliSafe, a leader in DIY home security, announced its launch into the United Kingdom today. The move seems timely, considering the projected growth […]

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Is Apple tackling home security? Recent acquisitions point to yes

Any step that Apple takes — from new patents to new releases — tend to get the rumor mill churning. Nevertheless, a series of recent moves by the tech giant has some people wondering whether Apple will tackle the home security market. Last month, it was reported that Apple purchased the patent portfolio of Lighthouse, […]

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Wyze’s security cameras will soon have a sensor system to match

In 2017, startup company Wyze Labs made waves when it launched an indoor security camera, the Wyze Cam, selling for the daringly low price of $20. Now, it’s launching companion technology in an attempt to turn that camera into a smarter security system. The Wyze Sense Kit﹘also only $20﹘includes a motion sensor, two contact sensors […]

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ADT Updates Its Most Popular Home Security Package

Home security companies must continually evolve in order to remain at the forefront of safety and technology. ADT, a leading provider for over 140 years, is no exception. The company recently revealed the latest updates to the ADT Control Package, its popular all-inclusive home security suite. A refreshed Command digital panel, the all-new ADT mobile […]

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13 Interstate Safety Tips to Help Keep You and Your Passengers Safe

Resources: https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/25/attention-engineering-why-we-suffer-in-the-social-media-economy/ https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/dangers-texting-while-driving https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts https://driving-tests.org/driving-statistics/ https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving https://www.safemotorist.com/Articles/road_rage.aspx https://www.teendriversource.org/teen-crash-risks-prevention/distracted-driving https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving

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2019’s Top Cities for Police Officers

Contents Top 20 Cities to be a Police Officer Top Cities by Category Top Cities by Population Group Methodology Conclusion Complete List of Top Cities Sources Key Takeaways The coast of the United States accounts for less than 10 percent of the country’s land mass, yet it is home to nearly 40 percent of the […]

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Study Reveals Car Technology Is Valuable, but Warns Against Forgetting Safe Driving Habits

For most drivers, a safe car is one that is equipped with the latest in-car technology. In a recent study conducted by CARFAX—a company that provides vehicle history reports and used car listings—87 percent of the drivers surveyed listed car tech safety features as being an important consideration when shopping for a new or used car. However, […]

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Distracted Walking a Major Pedestrian Safety Concern

Distracted driving is a well established problem, so much so that many states currently have bans in place when it comes to using technology while driving. But the problem of distracted walking is a relatively new one. Each year, more and more people are injured as a result of texting, talking or listening to music […]

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The 5 Most Surprisingly Dangerous Big Cities in America

It’s the American dream – a decent job, family, and a home with a white picket fence. More often than not you’ve probably imagined that home in a safe, low-crime neighbourhood, especially if you have children. Chances are that idyllic safe life that you’re envisioning is happening somewhere in a small-town, away from the lights, […]

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