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HealthEngine app announces 'major changes' after doctor and patient backlash

Australia's biggest online doctor-booking service HealthEngine has announced "major changes" to how it does business following revelations it shared …

Medical Conditions

4 Ways "Internet of Things" Toys Endanger Children

Such toys wirelessly connect with online databases to recognize voices and images, identifying children’s queries, commands and requests and …

Amazon unveils colorful Echo Dot for kids

Alexa is headed to the kids' room.<p>On Wednesday, Amazon (AMZN) unveiled a kid-friendly version of its popular smart speaker featuring its voice assistant Alexa.<p>The Echo Dot Kids Edition plays music, answers questions and comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, which offers …

Smart Homes

Robots are helping pupils to learn in Finland

Elias, the new language teacher in a school in southern Finland, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the "Gangnam Style," dance. Elias is also a robot.<p>Elias is a language learning solution comprising a humanoid robot and …

Techno teachers: Finnish school trials robot educators

(In Tuesday story, corrects spelling of teacher's first name in paragraph 6.)<p>TAMPERE, Finland (Reuters) - Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the "Gangnam Style" …

Robotics

We Gave Privacy Policies an AI Overhaul, and You’ll Never Have to Read Them Again!

<b>Summary:</b> <i>This is the backstory of how we built</i> <i>pribot.org</i><i>. There is a</i> <i>Wired article</i> <i>about the project already. This article provides our story of what</i> …

Machine Learning

10 tips for protecting our kids online and ensuring internet safety in the home

The big thing that stood out to me was this – make sure your kids feel like they can talk to you if something should happen them online. One of the …

Google Secretly Collects Data on Children

German agency bans children's "smart" watches over spying concerns

BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Germany’s telecoms regulator said on Friday it was banning the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws.<p>The Federal Network Agency said it had already taken action …

Surveillance

Germany bans children's smartwatches

<b>A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.</b><p>It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons.<p>Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy …

Significant security flaws in smartwatches for children : Forbrukerrådet

The Norwegian Consumer Council has uncovered serious security and privacy flaws in smartwatches for children. Strangers can easily seize control of …

Watches

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Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Toys Pose Hacking Risk, Group Warns

A stranger would have to be within Bluetooth range, or about 32 feet, of the toys. But UK-based Which? is urging toy makers to secure their …

Smart toys - should you buy them? - Which?

Download our smart toys safety checklist<p>To help keep your family safe, we've compiled a smart toy checklist of the things you need to be aware of …

New Study Finds Poorly Secured Smart Toys Lets Attackers Listen In On Your Kids

We've long noted how the painful lack of security and privacy standards in the internet of (broken) things is also very well-represented in the world …

Consumer groups' labs advise parents not to buy connected toys, claim risk of strangers listening and talking to kids over the internet

Two leading European consumer groups -- the UK's Which? and Germany's Stiftung Warentest -- have published an advisory with the results of their lab …

Internet of Things

The danger of giving your child ‘smart toys’

The acronym IoT has a new meaning — "Internet of <i>Toys</i>"— and just like the old abbreviation, for Internet of Things, this one comes with urgent cybersecurity warnings. The FBI is cautioning that Internet-connected toys, also known as "smart toys," can be compromised by hackers. The FBI's Internet …

Anki Cozmo review: Meet the new Constructor Mode

Connected toys pose child safety risk - Which? Investigates

3 Toys NOT to Buy Your Kids This Holiday Season

Connected toys may excite kids, but parents need to be wary.<p>As we approach Black Friday and the kick-off to the holiday gift-buying season writ …

Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

<b>Consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to stop selling some popular toys it says have "proven" security issues.</b><p>Those toys include Furby Connect, the i-Que robot, Cloudpets and Toy-fi Teddy.<p>Which? found that there was no authentication required between the toys and the devices they could …

Some Popular Holiday Toys Have Serious (and Creepy) Security Flaws

A consumer research group found that four toys slated for the holiday shopping season are vulnerable to hackers.<p>That adorable teddy bear you see at the toy store this holiday season may be hiding a dark side.<p>Some internet-connected toys that allow kids to send and receive messages have weak …

Selling

Mattel to takeover LEGO group and Hasbro Inc; expects growth through connected toys

<b>Mattel Inc</b> expects to grow three to four times in the more than $31 billion toys and games market in China by 2020 through digitally connected toys, …

Safety alert: see how easy it is for almost anyone to hack your child’s connected toys

<b>Connected toys with Bluetooth, wi-fi and mobile apps may seem like the perfect gift for your child this Christmas. But we’ve found that, without</b> …

Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Hello Barbie, CogniToys Dino and other toys connected to the internet can joke around with children and respond in surprising detail to questions …

Best toys 2018: smart toys for kids of all ages

When searching for the <b>best toys</b> 2018, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Lucky for you, we've spent hours playing with some of the best smart toys …

Gear & Gadgets

Internet-Connected Toys: Cute, Cuddly and Inherently Insecure

After the FBI issued a warning on internet-connected toys in July, researchers began digging into these devices to assess their functions as they …

Internet of Things