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Smart Toys that are the Stuff of Nightmares

Taylor, Emmeline and Michael, Katina (2016) Smart Toys that are the Stuff of Nightmares IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 35 (1). pp. 8-10.

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Hello Barbie tries to engage with children in intelligible and freeflowing conversation by asking and responding to questions, as well as being able to learn about its users over time [4). As Mattel's website says [1): “Just like a real friend, Hello Barbie doll listens and adapts to the user's likes and dislikes” [5). ToyTalk does recognize that “no security measures are perfect” and that no method of data transmission can ever be “guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.”

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Michael, Katina
Date : 10 March 2016
DOI : 10.1109/MTS.2016.2527078
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2016, IEEE
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 24 May 2017 14:02
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:52

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