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FBI Issues Warning on IoT Toy Security

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Jul
2017
FBI Issues Warning on IoT Toy Security

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IoT toys are more than fun and games and can potentially lead to a violation of children’s privacy and safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday.

Internet-connected toys carry the potential of violating children’s privacy and safety, given the amount of information the toys can collect and store, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned on Monday.

The sensors, microphones, data storage capabilities, cameras, and other multi-media features of IoT toys could potentially gather information on a child regarding their name, school, activity plans and physical location.

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