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Vtech data collection practices to be reviewed by Congress

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Digital toy-maker Vtech has been called to account by US authorities after data on children was harvested by cyber criminals in a high profile security breach. The company has been asked to explain how it gathers data, the content of the data it collects, and how it is stored. The… Read more »

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Hackers access images of children in Vtech attack

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Hong Kong toy company Vtech has fallen victim to a hack attack which allowed the perpetrators to obtain images of customers’ children and also family addresses. Vtech have confirmed that as many as five million customers have been affected. Many Vtech products have cameras allowing the potential access to pictures… Read more »

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Cyber security concerns over new “Hello Barbie” doll

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A toy fair in New York has unveiled a Barbie doll which can chat and interact with people using an internet connection and speech recognition software. But the challenge for Mattel, the makers of this iconic product, is how they can prevent “Hello Barbie” from invasion by hackers, bearing in… Read more »

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Investigation into the health risk of wireless technology for children

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A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children’s mental development is getting under way. The study – funded by the government and industry – will track 2,500 11- and 12-year-olds from September. It will look at their cognitive ability – thinking skills, memory and attention… Read more »

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