Playthings record, collect private conversations of young children
Dec 6, 2016 by BOB UNRUH
The Electronic Privacy Information Center previously has complained to the federal government about Web-linked devices that allow companies to spy on Americans.
It has raised questions over the “Internet of Things,” through which devices from smartphones to DVR machines are interconnected, those “always on” devices like televisions that respond to voice commands – even when their powered down, and more.
Now it’s turning its attention to My Friend Cayla.
That’s a doll offered by Genesis Toys.
The company declined comment to WND, but it boasts on its website, “My Friend Cayla is a beautiful 18″ interactive doll that offers hours of imaginative play! Cayla can understand and respond to you in real-time about almost anything. Ask her questions about herself, people, places, and things. She’s the smartest friend you will ever have.”
Those claims, and the doll’s…
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