Nest Stories February 11

Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to keep yourself safe online, but many users don’t turn on the optional feature. Starting this spring, Google will require all Nest users to enable two-factor authentication.

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Nest Stories August 20, 2019

Yesterday’s Nest app update brought with it the ability to migrate your Nest account to Google, for better or worse. This Nest 5.38 update also has the beginnings of glass break detection for Nest Guard.

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True to its word, Google is starting to migrate Nest accounts over to Google accounts. While that’s a positive change in some ways, IFTTT is warning Nest users that Google account migration will break their integration in a way that can’t be reversed.

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Nest Stories July 9, 2019

The Nest Hello doorbell already offers a wide variety of security monitoring tools, but now Google is bringing in more of its camera software prowess. Version 5.37 of the Nest app for Android indicates that the Hello doorbell cam will be getting package delivery and pickup detection.

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Nest Stories June 24, 2019

Since I/O 2019, standalone Nest branding has been aggressively phased out. Learning about and buying products is now on the Google Store, while support is from Google Help. Another change saw the old Nest logo removed from camera streams.

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Nest Stories June 20, 2019

Update: Google told The Verge that it has now fixed the problem.

We were recently made aware of an issue affecting some Nest cameras connected to third-party partner services via Works with Nest. We’ve since rolled out a fix for this issue that will update automatically, so if you own a Nest camera, there’s no need to take any action.

Used Nest cams allow the original owner to spy on whoever buys them. The problem was discovered by a former owner of the popular Nest Cam Indoor.

Worryingly, the behavior survives the official reset procedure, and right now there appears to be no fix available for it …

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