New Tech Gives Cops Ability to Access Live Footage From Home Security Cameras

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I don’t know why anyone thought this was a good idea, but apparently Jackson, Miss. is experimenting with a pilot program that would give police the ability to access real-time video surveillance from your home security camera.

So did none of these people play Watch Dogs? Watch Psycho-Pass? Consume literally any media about the dangers of a surveillance state? No? Go figure.

According to NBC News, police in Jackson, Miss. have partnered with Fusus, a Georgia-based company whose focus is on creating cost-effective surveillance networks for law enforcement, to build a new surveillance network. The proposed network would give law enforcement the ability to access live, real-time footage of private and public security cameras.

Why are they doing this? Well, for the same reason anyone does anything in this country: money.

The pilot program is being explored by cities that are experiencing rising

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Work from home brings new freedom, new distractions and new definition of ‘the office’

The office of When I Work, a downtown Minneapolis software company, looks like many other trendy workplaces with its industrial-chic design, minimalist sofas, bright kitchen and free coffee.

Its leaders have decided workers no longer have to work in it. Ever.

“This is how we’ll be forever,” said Martin Hartshorne, the company’s chief executive. “We are indefinitely remote.”

Hartshorne isn’t giving up on the office entirely, but it won’t be the flywheel of When I Work, which makes software that manages schedules of hourly workers.

The tech company has 27 job openings and a new marketing line on its website that declares: “You can work here and live wherever you choose.”

“We’re not going to be dependent on real estate ever again,” said Hartshorne, who was hired in March and has been working from his home in Toronto. “It’ll be for seeing each other, for bonding, for team building. People

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Discovery, home of Shark Week, enters the streaming wars with Discovery Plus

Discovery, home to HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, is entering the streaming space with Discovery Plus.

Details about the streamer will be revealed at a special event this afternoon, but CNBC reports that Discovery Plus will start at $4.99 with an ad-supported tier, along with a $6.99 ad-free option. The streaming service will launch in January 2021, but it’s unclear if that’s just in the United States or also internationally. CNBC also reports that Discovery is partnering with Verizon to give the telecom company’s 55 million customers a free year of ad-free Discovery Plus. It’s the same move that Disney did with Verizon when the company launched Disney Plus.

The company’s collection of notable brands is likely what executives are banking on. CEO David Zaslav spoke about the company’s approach at a recent conference, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, noting that “super fans” will want

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Hong Kong leader urges people to stay home as cases rise

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged residents to stay home as the city grapples with a resurgence of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 600 people in the last week.

Lam asked citizens to “refrain from social gatherings” and said that people, in particular the elderly, should remain at home.

“The latest wave of the epidemic is rather severe. Every one of us should do our best and exercise a high level of discipline to fight the pandemic,” she said at a regular news conference. “The coming two weeks is a crucial period.”

The city reported 82 new infections on Tuesday, 23 of which were unlinked to known clusters. Hong Kong has reported 6,397 infections since the pandemic began, with 109 deaths.

Many of the new infections in Hong Kong have been tied to dance studios, and outbreaks have also been found among

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Arlo’s hottest new wireless home camera system is $250 off for Cyber Monday

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Arlo Camera Cyber Monday 2020 Deals

Arlo makes the best wire-free home security camera systems out there, hands down. That’s especially true of the company’s latest camera models. In addition to overall improvements to things like resolution, AI features, and battery life, they also feature built-in spotlights that light up when they record in the dark. Night vision is great, but super-bright LED spotlights are much better for two different reasons. First, the video quality is much clearer for obvious reasons. And second, anyone snooping around your home at night is likely to be scared away when a bright spotlight shines down on them.

As great as Arlo cameras are, however, there’s one thing that prevents many people from buying them: high price tags. Thankfully, Amazon is running the best deals of the year on Arlo’s newest cameras for Cyber Monday 2020.

BGR’s Hottest Deal of

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The Latest: UCLA postpones men’s basketball home opener

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The UCLA men’s basketball home opener has been postponed.

The Bruins were set to host Long Beach State on Monday night. UCLA spokesman Alex Timiraos says the game is off “out of an abundance of caution” based on COVID-19 protocols in the Long Beach State program.

There was no immediate word on when the game might be rescheduled.


Tennessee State has postponed the start of its men’s basketball season because COVID-19 test protocols mean the Tigers won’t have enough players available.

The Tigers had been scheduled to host Belmont on Wednesday night, but Tennessee State announced Monday that game now has been postponed to Dec. 18.

Athletic director Mikki Allen says the decision was made with the Ohio Valley Conference’s medical advisory group and Tennessee State’s pandemic task force. Allen says it’s unfortunate the

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Amazon’s best-selling home security camera is only $19.99 for Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday 2020 Camera Deals

  • Google’s Nest Cam Indoor is one of the most popular wireless home security cameras on the market right now, but it’s also pretty expensive with its $130 price tag.
  • That’s why the Wyze Cam is Amazon’s best-selling model — it has nearly all the same features but costs just $25.
  • On Cyber Monday 2020, Amazon is offering this wildly popular home security camera for just $19.99… plus there’s another discount on the upgraded Wyze Cam Pan model.
  • See more of the hottest deals in Amazon’s Cyber Monday 2020 deals hub!

The Google-owned Nest Cam was instrumental in creating and popularizing the wireless home security camera category. Everyone knows that. As the company did with its smart thermostats, Nest created a product that was wonderfully useful and remarkably easy to set up. Back then, the device’s $200 price tag might have

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Eufy 2K Home Security Camera Discounted to $28 for Cyber Monday

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Eufy Indoor security camera deal from amazon for cyber monday 2020

Cyber Monday has arrived and brought with it a ton of amazing Cyber Monday deals on the latest must-have tech, including home security cameras. And if you’re looking to fortify your home’s security with an indoor camera, Amazon has a great deal for you: This Eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam is only $28 today.

This deal is particularly awesome because it’s a 30% discount that saves you $12 on a home security camera that normally retails for $40. And $28 is a fairly small price to pay for what you’re getting. Let’s take a closer look at what the Eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam has to offer.

This indoor camera provides up to 2K resolution, has built-in two-way audio so you can talk to people who are near the camera, and offers support for integration

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Why AI is the future of home security

Home security is booming. More and more of us have smart doorbells, alarms, and locks — but AI, together with the cloud, is set to revolutionize how these devices work.

And much of it is down to the increasing ubiquitousness of cameras.

These days, we expect this technology to appear on our devices, but cameras offer much more than entertaining selfies in the realm of security — especially when cloud connectivity and AI underpins its capabilities. We’re about to enter a whole new era of home security, and SpotCam wants to be central in this.

Beyond facial recognition

AI is synonymous with facial recognition, but the home security systems of the future will look beyond our faces to offer protection. Indeed, it won’t be long until facial recognition is a standard feature, not the standout offering it once was.

Instead, tech companies are taking two main approaches to their home

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Protect your home for less with these Wyze security camera discounts

Cyber Monday is not only a great way to save on products like electric toothbrushes, PC parts, and even a 4K TV, but it can also be a good way to shop for home improvements. Security is incredibly important and more homeowners are looking to home surveillance to help protect their household from intruders.

We recommend a few of the best NAS for home surveillance, but since it’s Cyber Monday there are security IP cameras on sale right. Wyze security cameras don’t require subscriptions, work with popular NAS enclosures, and are up to 23% off on Amazon.

Up to 23% off Wyze cameras


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From $20 at Amazon

Wyze indoor cameras record video in 1080p HD and feature night vision, 2-way audio, Alexa support, and more. What’s even better is that these cameras don’t require a monthly subscription in order to get the most out of

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