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Nest Hackers Will Offer Tool To Keep The Google-Owned Company From Getting Users' Data

Those with Nests in their nests have a smart thermostat that learns about their behavior over time for more efficient heating and cooling; if you’re never home in the afternoons, it knows that’s a good time to switch to low energy mode. It’s become one of the most successful members of the Internet-of-Things club, leading Google to pay $3.2 billion in cash to acquire the company earlier this year, and leading security researchers to poke around to see how hackable the device is. “When you have a big install base, you have a target on you,” says co-founder Matt Rogers.

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