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Don't use Nest!
Now Google have acquired Nest. So why are they suddenly interested in thermostats? Of course they aren't. They're interested in you. Do you really want Google (and perhaps the NSA as well) knowing exactly when you are at home and when you are out? I'd steer clear of Nest in future.
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Here's a nice fightback article from Ars Technica. Someone is designing an open-source replacement for Nest based on a board called SparkCore, which is apparently something like an Arduino.
Particularly interesting in this article is the link showing what Google might do with your smart thermostat data. I suggest you read it and then tell me I'm paranoid.