The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday warned parents that internet-connected toys can pose serious risks to their children’s privacy and safety. Smart toys made by a slew of companies are “increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviours based on user interactions,” the FBI said. As opposed to “dumb” toys of yesteryear, new models are being brought to market with various types of sensors, microphones, data storage and even GPS capabilities.
Why and how does this pose a risk to children? Find out more about it in this Financial Time article!