Is the new Barbie doll gonna be banned in the Pentagon like Furby ?

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Is the Pentagon gonna ban this doll like they did the Furby?

http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2015/03/12/talking-barbie-too-creepy.cnnmoney/index.html?

Posted By: BrokeDad - Tue Jun 02, 2015
Category: Toys, Regulations



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Secret Spy Barbie! Wanna bet at some point Mattel will access the info for advertising purposes?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/02/15 at 09:09 PM
At a Senate Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee in 2052: "Ms. Welker, we've reviewed your complete Internet and Cloud history. How can we believe you will be fair and impartial on gender issues when you called boys 'poop heads' on three occasions and 'stinky butts' no less than seven times?"
Posted by Phideaux in his own little world on 06/02/15 at 09:28 PM
Yes, this will probably be banned just like Furbies.
As I understood it, the problem with Furbies wasn't that they talked, or that they responded to their environment, but that Furbies also communicated wirelessly with each other, making it possible for a Furbie in a classified area to be transmitting information about what he heard to Furbies outside that area. Which is a big no-no.
This Barbie is a transmitter, and I'll bet a nickle that it has a small bit of memory in case it loses the wi-fi signal, allowing it to store what it hears and transmit it later. For fairly obvious reasons, that's the kind of think you can't take to work if you work with classified data.
Posted by SpyOne on 06/02/15 at 10:00 PM
You'd think that the NSA would be pushing for this one!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/02/15 at 11:15 PM
Wi-Fi enabled Barbie? I suppose they have hidden cameras and GPS trackers. So when a brother kidnaps the Barbie it can be tracked down with a cell phone revealing the location of the guys secret fort along with the cross dressing GI Joe and transgender Rambo...
Posted by Gator Guy in The Great Swamp on 06/03/15 at 05:10 PM
Sounds like a tool for hacker pedophiles, or nosy helicopter parents.
Did you hear what little Susie said about us after we grounded her?
Definitely have to agree with Patty about the marketing thing.
Posted by Gary Foster in Near Oz, KS on 06/08/15 at 01:55 PM
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