UW Privacy Office

October 3, 2017

The danger of giving your child ‘smart toys’

Source: The Washington Post, September 29, 2017

The danger of giving your child ‘smart toys’

The FBI is cautioning that internet-connected toys, also known as “smart toys,” can be compromised by hackers. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre goes into extraordinary detail in its release, saying strangers can pinpoint your address, snag children’s names and birth dates, download your son or daughter’s photo, and even listen in on your conversations and record your child’s voice.