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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?
Touting itself as a store for smart toys, Xplorer Toys isn't just about toys but introducing the young to science in a fun way.
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".
EU and US consumer watchdogs announced they are filing complaints against a clutch of smart toys that can “spy” on children and their homes, for allegedly breaching privacy and data protection laws.
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.
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”.
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.