Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ […]

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad […]

Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Ahead of 2017’s present buying season, UK consumer rights group Which? has warned parents about the risks of giving connected toys to their children, and called for devices with known security and/or […]