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 »

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 »

German parents told to destroy child's doll over spying fears -

The doll has voice-recognition and internet search abilities that could be hacked, agency warned. By Saim Saeed. 2/17/17, 7:48 PM CET. Updated 2/17/17, 8:25 PM CET. My Friend Cayla might be spying on you. That's what the Federal Network Agency, ...and more »

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

A My Friend Cayla doll in London in 2014. Germany is banning the doll over privacy fears. Credit Rob Stothard/Getty Images. Cayla is a blond, bright-eyed doll that chatters about horses and hobbies. She plays games and accurately answers questions ...and more »

Germany Calls on Parents to Destroy Cayla Dolls - Infosecurity Magazine

The country's telecom regulator, known as the Federal Network Agency or Bundesnetzagentur, is warning that hackers can use an insecure Bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it. The Cayla doll has access to ...and more »

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

Jayla, aged four, plays with a My Friend Cayla doll in the Hamleys toy shop in London. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Pinterest ...and more »

Privacy concerns threaten sales of hi-tech doll - Christian Science Monitor

Regulators in Germany have already banned My Friend Cayla, and consumer-watchdog groups want the US Federal Trade Commission to follow suit. Monitor's Best: Top 5. How does a water bear survive drying out? Inhabit Climate science slashed in Trump ...and more »

Around the World - DailyTech

The German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called “My Friend Cayla” that can chat with children warning Friday that it was de facto” a hidden spying device”. Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network ...and more »

'Spy doll' pulled from shelves in Germany -

A talking doll has been banned in Germany over fears it could be used to spy on and speak with children. Telecommunication regulator the Federal Network Agency says parents who bought the My Friend Cayla wireless doll should destroy it. "Objects that ...and more »

Germany bans internet-connected dolls over fears hackers could target children -

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 »