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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How Can Connected Toys Expose My Family to Hackers?

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Hey Everyone!

Three popular smart toys are causing quite a stir in recent weeks because of the potential security risk posed to children and families that own them. The toys in question are "Hello Barbie", "My Friend Cayla," which is a talking doll that can understand and respond to kids in real-time, and the "i-QUE" robot, which is described as a "quick witted, smart talking know it all." talking doll. These smart toys ask children for very specific personal information such as parent names, favorite TV shows and meals, school name and the city in which they live. Both toys also take users' IP addresses in order to collect location data, according to their privacy policies.