Germany Orders Parents to Destroy Their Kids’ Smartwatches

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s telecommunications agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, issued a new order against the ownership of certain smartwatches targeted to children, citing violations surrounding built-in eavesdropping functions, and is taking the issue a step further than just a sales ban — parents are required to seize and destroy their child’s watch. The ban only targets specific …

Sources: Bundesnetzagentur

Photo: tomemrich [Flickr]

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