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Ariella,
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12/21/2015 | 9:55:39 AM
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Barbie keeps making the news here Bluebox offers a whitepaper on all the security vulnerabilities found in the connected toy. See http://offers.bluebox.com/resource-whitepaper-hello-barbie-app.html
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4/7/2015 | 10:25:42 AM
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@moarsauce123 I'm sure many agree with you. My daughters were never really into Barbie dolls, and one of them found any animated doll creepy. That was even without the benefit of personalized answers.I'm more in the camp of not seeing this as healthy because it has the child engage in pre-scripted conversations with a doll rather than in real conversations with other people. The developmental benefit of playing with dolls is that it enhances imagination for a child who plans out scenarios and conversations. This technology eliminates that. 
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4/6/2015 | 9:44:29 AM
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LOL @Whoopty It only records when the button on the belt is pressed. Parents are actually able to get data reports and to declare certain terms off limits for the record. Nevertheless, privacy advocates are concerned about the children's susceptibility to suggestion for marketing based on what they give away about themselves. I'd also think there's some concern about things said in confidence (to one's doll) should be kept sealed from any other ears -- even parental ones -- rather like a diary.


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