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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Barbie Is Listening

As a followup to my comments a few days ago about Mattel's new interactive Barbie -- the doll that listens to your child and uploads the audio to the cloud before responding a la Siri on an iPhone -- I invited Susan Linn of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood to share her thoughts. She expressed concern about the privacy issues of having a corporation having a secret conversation with your daughter, and I renewed my objections about the removal of a child's imagination from the equation. Susan also revealed the online petition tens of thousands of people have signed asking Mattel to not put the product on sale later this year.

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