Germany Bans Kids' Smart-watches

Germany isn't always on point with their laws and regulations, but I think they've got a point here. They have recently banned kids' smart-watches as they can be used to listen to what is going on. While that may not seem creepy to you if you're the parent of the child, keep in mind that security on Smart devices is not great and it could allow people to snoop on children - and that gets creepy right away.

The agency said the smartwatches, aimed at 5 to 12-year-olds, come with a SIM card and limited telephony functions – allowing nearby chatter to be monitored from afar, which goes against Germany's strict anti-surveillance laws. "The watches are regarded as unauthorised transmitting equipment," said Bundesnetzagentur president Jochen Homann.

Source: TheRegister