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FBI Issues Privacy Warning About Popular Toys

By: Kelly Meyers

July 18, 2017

There are so many amazing toys hitting the shelves this season, but the FBI has a warning about internet-enabled toys.

Hackers could gain access to the wifi connected toys to collect data that could put your child at risk.



In an advisory on their website, the FBI said these toys have GPS, microphones, and cameras that could capture personal information.

The warning said normal conversations could be captured by these toys. That means that would be able to access a child’s name, address, their likes, and dislikes. Plus, additional information like where they go to school. Obviously, this could be damaging information to have out in the open.