It’s not feature creep it’s just creepy – IoT in children’s toys

 

“A Message You Can Hug” – now that doesn’t sound at all creepy does it… a nice cuddly toy that young kids can secretly use to communicate through voice message, IoT and  fake fur.

But what happens when the personal data, the recorded messages, profile picture, emails and passwords of 500,000 children were leaked by a hacker.

Well, according to the Guardian this is exactly what happened in March 2017

“CloudPets stuffed toys leak details of half a million users”

What does that make you feel? What questions should we be asking? How can we ensure that irresponsible manufacturers are held to account?

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