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For questions relating to smart toys and Internet-connected toys, in addition to their capabilities, security and privacy issues.

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Why was the Internet-connected My Friend Cayla doll banned as a “hidden espionage device”?

According to CNET, the My Friend Cayla doll was banned in Germany because it has been classed as an illegal "hidden espionage device": If you're considering purchasing a connected toy for your ...
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How to stop these toys from sending what my kids say to the cloud?

As reported by several news outlets like the Verge or ConsumerAffairs, the connected toys My Friend Cayla and the i-Que record what the kids say and send it back to a server to help answer kids' ...