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British spooks ‘could hack into children’s toys for spying’

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Tech expert warns that ‘smart toys’ could be hacked in to under powers being proposed in draft Investigatory Powers Bill
Britain’s intelligence agencies could take over children’s toys and use them to spy on suspects, MPs have been told.
Antony Walker of techUK said that anything connected to the Internet could “in theory” be hacked into remotely.

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill being considered by MPs would put a legal duty on Internet providers to assist in hacking devices.

With a growing number of toys now including Internet software it would be possible for Britain’s spooks to hack them, Mr Walker suggested.