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Hackable Talking Toucan Reminds Us That Smart Toys Are Bad

Researchers in the UK recently made a children's toy repeatedly squawk "twat" to point out its security flaws. To which I say, perhaps consider getting your child a dumb toy this holiday season. More »      
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