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A talking doll or interactive robot can be coveted gifts for children. But such high-tech toys, with cameras, microphones and WiFi access, can come with significant privacy issues.
Whether it's a talking teddy bear or a robot that learns through artificial intelligence, interactive toys are increasingly popular with kids. But have you ever wondered what happens to the data they collect, and who can access it?
Parents have a new worry when it comes to holiday shopping for the young people on their list this year – so-called connected toys that may invade children's privacy.
The FBI warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children's toys connected to the Internet.
If you don't want to have the living daylights scared out of you, don't talk to an expert on kids' online privacy.
In the brave new inter-connected world heralded by the Internet of Things (IoT), so-called “ransomware” attacks could have as their source something quite mundane and yet present in ever more modern households.
An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” stunned an audience of security experts in The Netherlands by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”.
An 11-year-old "cyber ninja" stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys "can be weaponised".