Sunday July 5, 2020

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The Internet of Things seems to be getting out of hand again. Anybody want to join a campaign for the Internet of Leaving Well Enough Alone?

14th June, 2015
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The Internet of Things is striking again, and this time it’s taking over Barbie.

Yes, this Christmas – if all goes well, kids will be clamouring for a Hello Barbie, a wifi-enabled Barbie doll that can engage them in (allegedly) hours and hours of conversation.

I have serious qualms. What will Barbie say? I need longer nails? I wish my boobs were bigger? The designer of the Barbie doll, toy company Mattel, doesn’t...

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