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Ok, this is really fucked up!

This toy can listen to anything you say and send it back to a company in Massachusetts, who also has contracts with the government. Ummm….this is not cool, America. Why does it take Germany to be the first to ban this! Thanks Germany! Thanks World News Today who busted this out on Feb 9 2015! The news report from USA Today focused on stalking kids but what about stalking everybody? WTF!!! It’s so annoying how USA journalists framed the video around one tiny paranoid subject, children, which is important, however, they are not approaching the bigger problem. This reeks of fascism to me. OMG, USA Today, where’s the bigger story? The World News seems to get it. Germany seems to get it. This, to me, is another example of the shallow, dumb ass reporting that we get here in the U. S. Where’s the journalism, people? What are we doing?

Check this out, NPR article, published Feb 17, 2017:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/17/515775874/banned-in-germany-kids-doll-is-labeled-an-espionage-device

The NPR article featured this video, published Dec 5, 2016:

Then check this out, published Dec 9, 2016:

Then check this out, published Feb 9, 2015:

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About kimpstudio

Kimberly considers herself a maverick, which means an unorthodox or independent-minded person or an unbranded calf or yearling. She prefers the first definition. A writer, an architect and historian, an artist, and most recently, a musician, she is fascinated with juxtapositions like positive and negative, beauty and ugly, sublime and repulsive, black and white, reality and fantasy; and with the notion of the “other” and what it means to be human. She is also a bit obsessed with simulation theory. Kimberly currently spends her time between pursuing an MFA degree in prose and literary journalism at Mills College and bartending at her favorite dive bars.

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