Any parent that buys this deserves what comes to them.
Wi-fi “spy” Barbie records children’s conversations – and could be a target for hackers, say experts
17 February 2015
Toymaker Mattel has announced plans to create a connected Barbie doll capable of having internet-based conversations with children
Grown-up technology recording your conversations is one thing, but putting it in the hands of a child is quite another.
Toymaker Mattel has partnered with a San Francisco startup called ToyTalk to develop “Hello Barbie” – an internet-connected version of the popular doll that’ll strike up a real conversation with your little tykes.
Spy Barbie currently uses a bank of pre-programmed responses to common questions and speech recognition software to detect which one to use.
However, it starts to get a bit creepy the more your nipper chats with the toy.
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