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 »

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 »

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. Germany. German parents told to destroy doll that can spy on children. German watchdog classifies My Friend Cayla doll as ...and more »

German parents told to destroy talking doll - Evening Standard

German parents have been told to destroy a talking doll because of fears it can be hacked, authorities have warned. A government consumer watchdog found that hackers could tap into a bluetooth devise embedded into My Fried Cayla allowing strangers to ...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 »

My Friend Cayla: Parents told to destroy baby doll because of spying fears - Belfast Telegraph

An official German watchdog has told parents to destroy My Friend Cayla, an internet-connected doll, because hackers can use it to spy on children. My Friend Cayla was found to be equipped with an insecure Bluetooth device, which cybercriminals could ...and more »

Smash up your kid's Bluetooth-connected Cayla 'surveillance' doll, Germany urges parents - The Register

Germany's Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, has banned Genesis Toys' Cayla doll as an illegal surveillance device. "Items that conceal cameras or microphones and that are capable of transmitting a signal, and therefore can transmit data ...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 »

My Friend Cayla Is A Spy, Parents Advised To Destroy Doll - Tech Times

The Wi-Fi-connected My Friend Cayla doll could be used by hackers to spy on children, so has been banned in Germany with parents advised to destroy the doll. ( Genesis ). Advertisement. My Friend Cayla isn't really your friends, kids. She is actually ...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 »