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Nest Enrages Users By Removing Option to Disable Camera Status LEDs


Nest is the most high-profile player in smart home and connected security, and its status as a Google subsidiary has subjected it to special scrutiny.


According to the email sent out to users, Google is doing that by making the status lights on most Nest cameras always-on.


The small green LED will be on at all times while the camera is active, and it will flash when someone is watching the stream live.


For example, the doorbell camera flashing could tell an unwanted visitor that you’re looking at them and not answering the door.


The status light is indeed a valuable tool if you’re worried about someone hacking your cameras or you just don’t trust Google.


The outrage on Google’s community forums is rampant, but there’s no indication the company will reverse its decision.






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