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BBC : Kids Cayla dolls can be hacked

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Even if it is Friday :

BBC  is reporting that "German parents told to destroy dolls over hacking fears"

 

Based on a story in the Saarbruecker Zeitung seems that this doll can be hacked by

anyone with a will and a bluetooth from "up to 15m" away.

 

There are reports that strangers have got connected and been heard to speak from the doll.  

Now the Bundesnetzagentur is getting the doll classed as an unlawful spying device.

 

Why oh why does a kid's doll need bluetooth or chips or an internet connection ???

 

Parents need to spend time with kids - kids need to interact with kids / parents

not with the internet FFS.

 

I despair, I really do...

 

 

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So, how is the doll supposed to act like a spying device? Back in the day, my dolls had no cameras or microphones (I hope..)

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I've heard about this with other such toys in the U.S.

 

Heaven forbid the parents would have to actually monitor their kids while they play with such garbage.

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1 hour ago, Lillenoir said:

So, how is the doll supposed to act like a spying device?

No clue, legend says this doll was distributed among the Democratic National Committee folks. The rest is history. (Too soon?) B)

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