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Talking Toys Could Be Spying On Your Children

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The talking doll “My Friend Cayla” is doing way more than just entertaining children — it’s also recording their conversations.

A coalition made up of consumer advocacy and privacy organizations recently filed a complaint to the FTC claiming that manufacturer Genesis Toys and speech recognition technology provider Nuance Communications are using toys to violate the privacy of kids and their families.

“By purpose and design these toys record and collect the private conversations of young children without any limitations or collection, use, or disclosure of this personal information,” reads the formal complaint. It was filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, Center for Digital Democracy and Consumers Union. – READ MORE

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