Your kid's "smart watch" lets anyone in the world trace their location. Again.

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/16/tictoctrack.html

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Whelp, time to fire my EMP at every person I see wearing a watch. “It’s for your own good!”

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I remember when the consumer board in Norway published their findings back then, but I seriously never expected the manufacturers to address the issues by making them even worse.

(Edit: Changed “them” to “the manufacturers” for clarification on what I intended to say)

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If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear - right, kids?

I want to know where my kids are.
Why wouldn’t everyone want to know where my kids are?

(in the interest of full disclosure, um, we don’t have any kids)

  • anymore.
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@doctorow, maybe you should add a “Just look at it” with every post on that subject?

It’s :banana: bananas anyways.

So it turns out that parents who bought a creepy surveillance device for their kids are now shocked that the smart watch is actually a creepy surveillance device.

you should buy the smart watch I wanted as a child for them instead @doctorow :wink:

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Again.
Still.

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