Friday, February 17, 2017

Germany: Destroy Doll That Records Conversations

This is one of those rare occasions where it is totally appropriate to use the ol' "KILL IT WITH FIRE!" joke.

"The My Friend Cayla doll records and collects conversations between the toys and the kids, and then uses speech-to-text protocols to turn the questions into searchable queries. A spokesperson for the Agency told a German publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the doll could be considered a “concealed transmitting device.” Under German law, it is illegal to sell or possess a banned surveillance device. A breach of that law can result in a jail term of up to two years, according to German media reports cited by BBC News."