The FBI Internet Crimes Center released a bulletin late last week concerning "Smart Toys" that connect to the internet and can pose cyber security and privacy concerns for consumers.
These toys can potentially collect information about you and your family.
The bulletin notes that in some cases, toys with microphones could record and collect conversations within earshot of the device. Information such as the child’s name, school, likes and dislikes, and activities may be disclosed through normal conversation with the toy or in the surrounding environment.
The bulletin was issued so parents can use caution when purchasing new toys for their children.