IFTTT warns against migrating Nest devices to Google accounts
- Google says it’s moving Nest devices over to a unified Google ecosystem for the sake of simplicity.
- But simple can be complicated, as is certainly the case here.
- In May, after user pushback, the company announced that it would maintain Works with Nest connections for some third-party integration.
- IFTTT’s popular applets for the company’s camera, smoke detector and thermostat are among those exceptions.
- That certainly bodes well for those user who took the time to ingrate IFTTT functionality.
- However, users who opt to migrate a Nest account to a Google one will apparently break their connections in the process.
- The organize issued a dual warning late last night, following a migration blog post encouraging users to migrate.
- For its part, Google says it’s looking to bring similar automation functionality to Nest that presently requires third-party integration from services like IFTTTT.
Kaspersky in the Middle – what could possibly go wrong?
- So when I decided to look into Kaspersky Internet Security in December last year, I found it breaking up HTTPS connections so that it would get between the server and your browser in order to “protect” you.
- So the goal is to make the user click “I understand the risks and wish to continue” on the certificate warning page.
- See, if you reroute www.google.com traffic to a malicious server and navigate to the site then, neither Firefox nor Chrome will give you the option to override the certificate warning.
- But I noticed recently that Kaspersky Internet Security doesn’t support OCSP stapling, so if this application is active it will happily allow you to connect to a likely malicious server.
- Kaspersky Internet Security isn’t merely listening in on connections to HTTPS sites, it is also actively modifying those.
Boris Johnson urged to release secret official Brexit memo warning ministers about riots, soaring food prices and a deep recession
- The former head of the civil service has urged Boris Johnson to release a confidential memo warning ministers about the severe consequences of a no-deal Brexit, which he says includes warnings about "rioting in the streets" if the UK leaves with no deal.
- Extracts leaked in April — just three months before Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as prime minister — revealed Sedwill's warnings of civil unrest, food prices rising by 10% and a financial crash, if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
- The UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on October 31, and Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit with or without a deal, despite warnings from business leaders that trade disruption would cause severe problems for many firms.
Check out the gory, cringy images the FDA wants to put on cigarettes
- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday revealed 13 repulsive warnings it proposes adding to cigarette advertisements and packaging.
- The FDA said the new warnings fulfill a mandate set by a 2009 law called The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).
- The act required the agency to come up with fresh warnings for cigarette packages and ads to address the lingering public health issue.
- To this day, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the US, the agency notes.
- Enlarge / An example of what the warnings would look like on a packet of cigarettes.FDAThe agency tried to fulfill the TCA’s mandate back in 2011, rolling out nine warnings and similarly graphic images.