A new Barbie Doll is getting a thumbs down.
"Hello Barbie" uses WiFi speech recognition and is embedded with a microphone to record children's speech.
Mattel says that technology allows the doll to interact with kids.
The campaign for a commercial free childhood says the doll sends the child's remarks over the web allowing Mattel to eavesdrop on a child's private conversation.
Mattel says "Hello Barbie" meets government standards for privacy and security.
They add that any data the doll collects is secure and can't be accessed by unauthorized users.
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