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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.

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When searching travelers’ mobile phones at the border, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers do not have the authority to rifle through data stored solely on remote servers (“in the cloud”). The official confirmation has been offered in a letter penned by Kevin McAleenan, CBP’s acting commissioner, as a response to Senator Ron Wyden’s inquiry earlier this year;

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As governments strive to come up with regulations for more thorough digital surveillance, tech giants understand privacy is at serious risk and have been trying to become more transparent on how they collect data and share it with third parties. User data tracked by cell phones, laptops, web browsers and social media is extremely valuable for law enforcement.

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