These cloud-connected devices are totally spying on you (or just letting others do it)

The internet of nosy things

Worried that one of your devices may be spying on you? You should be.

It sounds like a cool toy: a talking Barbie doll that uses voice-recognition software to "listen" to kids' conversations and respond appropriately.

The downside critics say: It records children's conversations to the cloud, where they could be hacked -- or the data could be exploited by the toy's maker.

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By Jefferson Reid

Jefferson Reid is a writer, author and editor who was worked for NBCUniversal, CBS, AOL, Yahoo! and many others.