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Are ‘Smart Toys’ Spying On Your Children?

Children around the world will be opening up some shiny new toys this week – but are those high-tech playthings an invasion of privacy?

A watchdog group is warning parents that so-called ‘smart toys’ could be collecting data – or even spying on your kids.

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, toys which connect to the internet, or include a microphone or video camera, could be listening in, if the connection isn’t secure.

They recommend that you read the toy instructions, to understand exactly what kind of technology it uses – and do your research on the toy manufacturer, to see if there have been any complaints.

Are you concerned about ‘smart’ devices collecting your data?



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