The Electronic Privacy Information Center previously has complained to the federal government about Web-linked devices that allow companies to spy on Americans. It has raised concern about the “Internet of Things,” through which “always on” devices such as smartphones, DVR machines and televisions that respond to voice commands are interconnected.
Now it’s turning its attention to My Friend Cayla. That’s a doll offered by Genesis Toys. The company declined comment to WND, but it boasts on its website: “My Friend Cayla is a beautiful 18″ interactive doll that offers hours of imaginative play! Cayla can understand and respond to you in real-time about almost anything. Ask her questions about herself, people, places, and things. She’s the smartest friend you will ever have.” FULL STORY