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– “They see you: FBI warns about dangers of internet-connected toys”
” While many American parents think ‘smart toys’ are a great idea, the FBI has issued an unprecedented warning that internet-enabled items may pose a privacy and safety risk for children by harvesting personal information.
Smart toys and entertainment devices for children typically contain sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage chips and multimedia capabilities such as speech recognition or global positioning (GPS).
‘These features could put the privacy and safety of children at risk due to the large amount of personal information that may be unwittingly disclosed,’ the FBI said in a warning issued Monday [July 17, 2017],” by RT, Russia Today.