Hello Barbie chatter

Hello Barbie, the Wi-Fi enabled doll that many received for Christmas, has either become a child’s new BFF or a parent’s latest red flag for privacy concerns.

The foot-high doll records and stores speech, which is bounced from the doll to a server and back, ala Siri. In less than a second, the doll responds from an inventory of 8,000 pre-scripted lines.

The technology is pretty amazing, but will this plastic figure become a new best friend who knows more secrets than a child’s parents?

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