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TECH 07 Dec 2018 | 2:30 AM

Beware the ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Children talk to their toys as if they're really listening, sometimes confiding in dolls and stuffed animals.

TECH 20 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Smart toys for smart devices

GIVEN the popularity of smartphone and tablet games, it comes as no surprise that toy makers have also invaded the mobile space.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 2:30 AM

Is your child being watched? The hidden dangers of smart toys

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?

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thinking with toys

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.

TECH 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be ‘weapons’

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".

TECH 06 Dec 2016 | 8:43 AM

‘Spy’ toys face complaints from EU, US watchdogs

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.

Science & Technology 19 May 2017 | 6:26 AM

Toys can be weapons, proves 11-year-old boy

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”.

TECH 24 Nov 2017 | 2:00 AM

‘Connected’ toys might invade children’s privacy, US consumer group warns

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.

Technology 20 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

A toy's life

You don’t have to fall asleep for your toys to come alive.