Germany forbids smartwatches for children!

News that do not fit in elswhere

Moderators: b1o, jkerr82508

User avatar
Posts: 9320
Joined: 14 Mar 2010, 16:34

Germany forbids smartwatches for children!

Postby viking60 » 22 Nov 2017, 12:03

Germany has forbidden smartwatches for Children - by law.

They are regarded as surveillance tools that can record conversations without consent - which is required in Germany.
It is unclear why this should be any better for adults.

The Norwegian "Consumer report" has made a report about the watches and it is like everything in the Internet of Things:
Out of control with no regulations.
In Norway the producers claim that all security flaws are corrected since Forbrukerrådet (Consumer reports) discovered them - so it is safe to buy them now.

How reassuring: The "Consumer Report" guys discovered them before the producers.

They must be trustworthy....

The report is here:
:A ... r-2017.pdf

More here
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
"There are no stupid questions - Only stupid answers!"

Return to “General News”