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Nest Refutes Webcam Spying Claim

Home surveillance manufacturer Nest has dismissed reports of secret surveillance by its internet-connected Nest Cam. Earlier this week, ABI Research reported that the Nest Cam keeps drawing a healthy amount of current, even when it is switched off. The researchers suggested that the camera is still working and likely observing, as it draws 343mA while off, and up to 370mA or 418mA while on. ABI’s Jim Mielke said that the high power consumption suggests that the webcam does not power down, and instead continues to record the surroundings. “Typically a shutdown or standby mode would reduce current by as much as 10 to 100 times,” he said.

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  1. Leonard Zachary from T___n__, November 30, 2015 at 12:12 p.m.

    The Nest Cam is in Survelliance mode colecting Dta while the Power is OFF for the benefit of Google to sell Advertisements.

    Please Read Nest Cam Agreement upon Purchase just Like Vizio.

    Is there anything wring with buying a product that has an ulterior motive of invasion of Privacy?

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