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Amazon, Walmart, and Target are no longer selling CloudPets - Digital Trends

Remember when the worst thing that could happen to your doll was it losing an eye? How times have changed. In the latest toy scandal (yes, those are a thing now), a connected teddy bear leaked the voice recordings of more than 2 million children and ...and more »

Children's messages in CloudPets data breach - BBC News

An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on cuddly toys has been discovered, cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt has revealed. The messages were created by owners of CloudPets soft toys. At one point, the data ...and more »

CloudPets stuffed toys leak details of half a million users - The Guardian

Company's data compromised, leaking information including email addresses, passwords and voice recordings. Alex Hern · @alexhern. Tue 28 Feb 2017 09.59 EST First published on Tue 28 Feb 2017 09.55 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Stuffed toys leak millions of voice recordings from kids and parents - KMOV.com

By Selena Larson. SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) -- Recorded messages spoken to teddy bears could pose privacy risks for children. A security vulnerability allowed anyone to view personal information, photos and recordings of children's voices from ...and more »

Connected teddy bears leaked kids' voices online - Engadget

When Germany banned a connected doll over security concerns, it wasn't being overly cautious. As it turns out, there's a textbook example of what happens when toy data privacy goes horribly wrong. Security researchers have discovered that Spiral Toys' ...and more »

CloudPets “Smart” Toys Leak More Than 2M Voice Recordings, Other Personal Data - Consumerist

CloudPets are not cute little adoptable cumulonimbus and cirrus toys for your kid to play with. Instead, they are traditional dog, cat, and bear stuffed animals that relay voice messages between an adult and a kid through the digital cloud. Which in ...and more »

The Latest Privacy Nightmare For Parents: Data Leaks From Smart Toys - Forbes

A week ago, the German government banned the Internet-connected My Friend Cayla doll over concerns that hackers could use it to spy on children. It turns out that connected toys don't even need to be hacked to cause a privacy nightmare. All it takes is ...and more »

This teddy bear's picnic is hackable when they're connected to Wi-Fi - MarketWatch

Internet-connected teddy bears are plush, huggable, talkative — and, in some cases, hackable. On Wednesday, Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) wrote the Federal Trade Commission asking it to detail what steps it's taken to protect personal data of children ...and more »

Creepy IoT teddy bear leaks >2 million parents' and kids' voice messages - Ars Technica

A maker of Internet-connected stuffed animal toys has exposed more than 2 million voice recordings of children and parents, as well as e-mail addresses and password data for more than 800,000 accounts. The account data was left in a publicly available ...and more »

Why are so many toys vulnerable to hacking? - The Verge

I keep hoping we've reached peak vulnerable gadgets, only to hear about another unsecured device. Toys in particular continue being exposed as privacy and security nightmares that anyone with a slight desire to investigate can uncover. This week in toy ...and more »