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Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids


Consumer organisations contend that smartwatches for kids may expose them to more danger rather than keeping them safe. — AFP Relaxnews

Consumer organisations contend that smartwatches for kids may expose them to more danger rather than keeping them safe. — AFP Relaxnews

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said on Oct 18 as they called for probes by regulators.

A coalition of child protection, consumer, and privacy groups asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate the risks posed to children by the devices and also called on retailers to stop selling the watches.

   

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