If we accept this without a whimper than the further stages of invasion will be even more intrusive, offensive and debilitating to our families and friends as well as ourselves. First government, and then it will appear in the work place, slowly, but surely, expanding daily if not hourly and we become accustomed to it as if it were a given act by all and we are the victims who can do nothing about it once it begins.... so it must NEVER BEGIN.
It is blatantly obvious this doll's creation had one purpose in mind and there is no doubt about it and its to do exactly as this article shows..... to spy on households, both the children in order to manipulate them, and on the parents to track and determine resistances levels within the home, and then aggregate the info on all reportings to determine the level of response the powers that be intent to use against such resistance.
Throw away that doll and make a look alike doll for your child, without all the electronics that are totally unnecessary for a kids toy, if that is all its suppose to be. We DEFINITELY HAVE OUR WORK CUT OUT FOR US. PASS THIS AROUND AND GET THE SHEEP TO WAKE UP. ITS PAST TIME.
This is going to damn far, and its involving our children and teaching them how to spy and report and making it seem not only normal, but a good thing. FORGET IT.
Hello Barbie : The Creepy Doll That Spies on Kids … and their Parents
By Vigilant Citizen, March 16, 2015
Mattel’s latest doll Hello Barbie dialogs with children, records their answers and sends the information back to a database via Wifi and Bluetooth.
Hello Barbie is “the world’s first interactive Barbie doll” … and it is rather creepy. Equipped with a microphone and internet connectivity, the doll asks questions to children, records their answers and sends the information back to Mattel servers where it is filed and processed by a powerful algorithm.
Hello Barbie works by recording a child’s voice with an embedded microphone that is triggered by pressing a button on the doll. As the doll “listens,” audio recordings travel over the Web to a server where the snippets of speech are recognized and processed. That information is used to help form Hello Barbie’s responses.At the New York toy fair, Mattel representatives demonstrated Hello Barbie’s capabilities.
– Washington Post, Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves
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“If I had a young child, I would be very concerned that my child’s intimate conversations with her doll were being recorded and analyzed,” Angela Campbell, faculty adviser at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, said in a statement. “Children confide in their dolls,” she said. “When children have conversations with dolls and stuffed animals, they’re playing, and they reveal a lot about themselves.”While people at Mattel assure that the information collected will only be used to “improve the product”, it is obvious that Hello Barbie could be easily intercepted by all kinds of agencies such as the NSA.
– Op cit. Washington Post.
Children often confide their most private thoughts to their favorite doll. Recording that stuff and sending it to a mega-corporation’s server is simply creepy and exploitative. It is yet another mind-boggling way of turning our society into an insidious, Big-Brotherish nightmare. Time to say goodbye to Hello Barbie. (VN: its also a way for the powers that be to reprogram our children through their own private thoughts. I agree this should be thrown out as soon as possible, before they make it illegal to throw it out. )
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