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Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

Parents are warned about the dangers of net-connected toys, by the Which? consumer group.
BBC News

Safety alert: see how easy it is for almost anyone to hack your child’s connected toys

Connected toys with Bluetooth, wi-fi and mobile apps may seem like the perfect gift for your child this Christmas. But we’ve found that, without appropriate safety features, they can also...
Which?

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It seems harmless enough - a toy that talks and knows your child's name.  But if it connects to the internet, you could be putting your child at risk
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Best connected toys 2017: smart toys for kids of all ages


TechRadar

FBI issues privacy warning over internet-connected toys

fbi issues privacy warning over internet-connected toys
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said such toys may contain microphones, cameras, GPS, data storage and speech recognition that may disclose personal information.
MailOnline Also reported by •FT.com

FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet-connected toys

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The FBI on Monday warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children's toys connected to the internet.
Reuters

Mattel plays with digital toys to triple China business

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc expects to grow three to four times in the more than $31 billion toys and games market in China by 2020 through digitally connected toys, as it intensifies its efforts to take on..
Reuters

Two million recordings of kids, parents leaked from cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB


The Register

Your child's doll could be spying on them, privacy group warns

Two internet-connected toys have been called out by consumer protection groups for turning over data collected from conversations with children to companies without permission
Independent

Consumer watchdogs claim internet connected toys collect kids' personal data

consumer watchdogs claim internet connected toys collect kids' personal data
International consumer watchdogs have filed a complaint against smart toy makers, arguing that the devices are spying on children and exploiting their voices ‘for corporate gain.’
MailOnline

VTech hack shines light on connected toys

Cyber attack gains access to data of 5m and highlights challenge of children going online
FT.com

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