Focus: Smart dolls

Hello Barbie’s new chattier version, Chatty Cathy records children’s playtime. Are children talking to these interactive dolls essentially talking to multinational corporations whose only interest is financial. Do such toys open up access to children’s information to cybercriminals? Gulf News readers talk about how these toys curb children’s creativity and ruin their evolutionary thinking.SafetySecurity breaches are a concern
According to the Intel Security Group’s annual list of the most hackable gifts for the 2015 holiday season, lots of children’s smart toys, gadgets and apps were listed along with the usual suspects like smart watches, fitness trackers, tablets, and drones. Security breaches are a general concern when it comes to devices — comprised data, identity theft, file corruption — these are all threats that exist. In many devices these breaches are prevented…

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