Privacy concerns persist around Mattel’s upcoming Hello Barbie, a doll that employs voice-recognition technology, with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) announcing the “Hello No Barbie” movement, CBC News reports. "This is kind of the perfect storm of a bad toy," said CCFC's Josh Golin. "Clearly this is going to be a trove of valuable information when you have a child talking perhaps for hours with a doll.” Mattel and ToyTalk, the company behind the tech in Hello Barbie, disagree. "All parties involved are prohibited from using the data to advertise to the child," said ToyTalk’s Tom Sarris, adding the company had “integrated a variety of privacy and security measures into Hello Barbie's hardware and software.”
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