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Strangers can talk to your child through 'connected' toys, investigation finds

A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or “intelligent” toys likely to be popular at Christmas, after finding security failures that it warns could put children’s safety at risk.

Tests carried out by Which? with the German consumer group Stiftung Warentest, and other security research experts, found flaws in Bluetooth and wifi-enabled toys that could enable a stranger to talk to a child.

Your body is no longer yours: Australia has become the first country to microchip its citizens

You may not have noticed, but there are two kinds of countries in the world these days: Dictatorships led by authoritarians and democracies that are slowly being taken over by authoritarians. Put Australia into the latter.

Organic & Healthy reports that the land Down Under has become the first nation to begin microchipping its citizens, though NBC News predicted some years ago that, by 2017, Americans would all be microchipped.

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The Massive Federal Government Data Breach Has Grown to Shockingly Large Proportions

Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta has resigned, one day after the agency said that as many as 25 million people were affected by the massive data breach.

Google wants to patent creepy spy teddy bears that watch and listen to everything

By Barker: (NaturalNews) If you think that Google's tentacles can't possibly reach further into our private lives than they do already, you are mistaken.

The mad scientists working in Google's R&D division have come up with yet another means of invading our privacy and tracking our every move, and this time it's in the form of cuddly -- yet dangerously creepy -- children's toys.

WIRED now totally admits what the entire media called 'loony conspiracy theories' just five years ago

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Remember when it was considered the subject matter of tin foil hat-wearers to surmise that everything we do, say, or search for online is being tracked by covert government agencies acting in blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution? Well, now it's become common knowledge that we live in this exact, illicit surveillance society, as is now openly admitted by popular media sites such as WIRED.

Ethical questions arise over proposals to electronically track the elderly


New technology designed to help caregivers keep track of confused elderly patients is being welcomed by a number of healthcare advocacy groups, but it's not being widely accepted among others who say electronic tracking is one privacy invasion step too far.