Germany bans talking doll Cayla, citing security risk



A talking doll named Cayla has been banned by German authorities because the software inside her could be hacked, posing a security risk and allowing personal data to be revealed.
The Federal Network Agency recommended that parents who bought the doll for their children destroy it.
"The Cayla doll is banned in Germany," agency head Jochen Homann said. "This is also about protecting the weakest members of society."
The software in the doll -- created by the U.S. company Genesis Toys -- allows a child to have a conversation with the doll.
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Source: Reuters
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