As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with. This is all about to change. ‘Hello Barbie,’ a conversational doll from Mattel, is at or near the top of the Christmas/Holiday gift lists for many kids around the world. The doll uses smart AI in order to listen and respond to simple messages delivered by younger children, but it’s not what she’s saying that has privacy advocates concerned. Instead, it’s the cloud-based listening mode that’s activated…

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