GER­MANY BANS KIDS’ SMART­WATCHES OVER PRI­VACY FEARS

‘RENTS ASKED TO DE­STROY THEM.

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT - [ SL ]

Cit­ing pri­vacy and se­cu­rity con­cerns as its rea­sons, Ger­many has is­sued a na­tion­wide ban on smart­watch sales to chil­dren. Ac­cord­ing to Ken Munro, se­cu­rity ex­pert at Pen Test Part­ners, “there is a shock­ing lack of reg­u­la­tion of the ‘in­ter­net of things’,” some­thing that’s “con­cern­ing when it comes to kids’ GPS track­ing watches.” Not mess­ing around, the Fed­eral Net­work Agency has rec­om­mended par­ents de­stroy their said smart­watches im­me­di­ately.

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