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German parents told to destroy doll that can spy on children - The Guardian

German watchdog classifies My Friend Cayla doll as 'illegal espionage apparatus' and says shops and owners could face fines. Philip Oltermann · @philipoltermann. Fri 17 Feb 2017 11.53 EST Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 00.13 EST. Share on ...and more »

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears - BBC News

An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications ...and more »

The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy - New York Times

Cayla is a blond, bright-eyed doll that chatters about horses and hobbies. She plays games and accurately answers questions about the world at large. She could also be eavesdropping on your child. That's the stark warning parents in Germany received on ...and more »

Germany bans internet-connected dolls over fears hackers could target children - Telegraph.co.uk

Germany has banned a popular talking doll that can connect to the internet over fears its technology could be exploited by hackers to target children. The German telecommunications watchdog advised parents who have already bought the popular Cayla ...and more »

My Friend Cayla dolls could actually be spies - New York Post

An official watchdog in Germany says a popular talking doll poses a real threat to the public — claiming the smart technology in the My Friend Cayla figure can gather personal data. The warning — issued by Germany's Federal Network Agency, which ...and more »

Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device - NPR

It's nice to have a friend who's a good listener, but a doll called My Friend Cayla listens a little too well, according to German regulators who say the toy is essentially a stealthy espionage device that shares what it hears and is also vulnerable to ...and more »

My Friend Cayla doll banned in Germany over surveillance concerns - ABC Online

Germany has banned a children's doll capable of listening to children's conversations and responding in real time, with the country's telecommunications watchdog labelling the toy a "concealed surveillance device".and more »

That smart doll could be a spy. Parents, smash! - CNET

The My Friend Cayla doll may not be your friend at all. Gensis Toys. If you're considering purchasing a connected toy for your offspring, you might want to think twice. In Germany, regulators have determined that the My Friend Cayla doll could be up to ...and more »

German Officials Tell Parents To Destroy Doll That Records Conversations - Consumerist

Late last year, research indicated that certain toys may be collecting audio recording and personal information from children and sending that data to a company that used the information to improve the voice-recognition tools it sells to the military ...and more »

Germany tells parents to destroy microphone in 'illegal' doll - CNNMoney

Germany's telecommunications regulator has warned parents that a doll sold in the country could be used to snoop on families and compromise their personal information. The regulator has recommended that parents immediately stop use of the "illegal ...and more »