Sunday, December 11, 2016

Your Kids' Toys May Be Spying On Them

Santa's a sly dog these days:

When giving gifts this holiday season, be strongly advised that certain toys will upload your child’s unique voice and personal information — to the same military and law enforcement database which helps authorities identify criminals.

Indeed, these toys — which could record any conversation occurring nearby, and also fish for specific information from unwitting children — constitute the latest in surveillance by home appliances and gadgets known collectively as the Internet of Things. And this insidious, extraneous spying has several watchdog groups sounding alarm bells in a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Why are we so worried about the Russians when the real threat seems to be coming from "our own" corporations?

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