Tag Archives: Mattel

Are kids’ connected toys secure enough?

If the Hello Barbie complaints weren’t enough, now it has been announced that researchers determined that the kids’ toys, the Fisher-Price Smart Toy Bear and the hereO GPS watch, had some serious security vulnerabilities.  The Smart Toy Bear’s backend programming used unsecured application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow portions of software code to interact. Sounds … Continue Reading

Mattel gets hit with class action over Hello Barbie’s invasion of children’s privacy

We reported last month ago about the release of Mattel’s new Hello Barbie (and the “Hell No Barbie Campaign”), with the capability to ‘carry a conversation’ with a child using speech recognition software and storage of conversations in the cloud. This week, in Los Angeles Superior Court, two moms filed a class action on behalf … Continue Reading

“Hell No Barbie” Campaign against the new interactive doll with artificial intelligence

Well folks, it’s that time of year again, the time of year where the latest and greatest toys hit the shelves just in time for the Christmas shopping season. This year, one of the most controversial toys to hit the shelves will be Hello Barbie, which is an interactive doll with artificial intelligence capable of … Continue Reading
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