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Tech Toy Danger

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Tattletale toys? It's the latest first-world problem to be concerned about as more people are putting high-tech toys under their holiday tree. The FBI is warning that toys that are designed to be hooked up to the internet could be targeted by baddies.

The Feds say such internet-connected toys could be eavesdropped on by crooks who want to monitor conversations or swipe a child's personal information. The FBI didn't "dime out" any toys or brands. But is says any internet-connected toy with a microphone, camera or location tracking may put a child's privacy or safety at risk.

The FBI suggests parents research the tech toys they're thinking of giving. The agency also advises not to leave the device running at all hours - and make sure the family's Wi-Fi internet connection is secure, which includes not using "password" as your password.

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