Internet capable ′spy′ toys put data protection and child safety at risk | News

But according to EU and US consumer watchdogs, “My Friend Cayla” is just one doll among a group of toys that can reportedly “spy” on children and their homes, breaching a whole plethora of privacy and data protection laws in the process.
When connected to a special app via Bluetooth, children can ask the doll questions. The speech is then converted into text and the app searches for a suitable answer on the internet, enabling the toy to respond.

via Internet capable ′spy′ toys put data protection and child safety at risk | News | DW.COM | 07.12.2016

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