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Hello Barbie, goodbye privacy? Expert says connected doll has security issues


Mattel's "Hello Barbie," which allows children to engage in conversation with the iconic doll, suffered at launch from serious security issues, according to analysis by experts at Bluebox Labs. Much like how Siri and Google Now work, the doll would send recorded speech to the cloud, where the audio is analyzed and a response determined, which is sent back to the doll for playback.