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German watchdog is asking parents smart pop to destroy privacy concerns

German watchdog is asking parents smart pop to destroy privacy concerns

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The German communicatiewaakhond Bnetza has to parents, asking them the smart doll My Friend Cayla want to destroy it. The pop can personal data leaks.

Researchers have previously demonstrated that it is possible to unprotected Bluetooth connection to use for listening to and talking to children. My Friend Cayla uses speech recognition to listen to children. The toy can in this way respond to statements.

The manufacturer of the toy has not yet responded to the warning by the German watchdog.

Isolated incidents

However, Vivid Toy, the distributor, reported that the earlier incidents were isolated cases and were carried out by specialists. Nevertheless, the company could have the app pop an update to provide, that the problem should resolve.

Experts, however, have said that the hole is not yet a poem is, let the BBC Friday know.

Banned in Germany

In Germany it is forbidden to ban eavesdropping equipment to possess or sell. People who fail to keep this law, can be up to two years the cell.

A representative of the federal network agency has told the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said that the hidden radio-transmitting equipment. It makes for the law not in what form such a device is presented.

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