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FBI: New Barbie 'Video Girl' doll could be used for child porn
The FBI is warning law agencies that the new Barbie "Video Girl" doll could be used as a tool by pedophiles to make child pornography.
In an alert entitled "Barbie 'Video Girl' a Possible Child Pornography Production Method," the FBI said the doll has a built-in hidden camera in the chest and a small LCD screen for video display in her back.
The FBI "cyber crime alert" doesn't cite any misuse of the doll, which has been on the market since July, but talks about the possibility
You know, had not thought of that! The way the FBI is so overzealous about protecting the childrens from big bad pedophiles, I could see an innocent bath time being made into a living nif=ghtmare for parents.
Originally posted by jessieg
I could see how this could get innocent parents in trouble as well. Imagine if the child takes the doll to the bathroom or has the doll around when they are getting undressed. If the child inadvertantly films themselves, and they find this, then the parents can be charged for possessing child porn they didn't even know they possessed.
Originally posted by Inkrinhuminge
Ahaha lmao. The image from barbies necklace is displayed directly on her back with a screen. The ad did not say it could record, so people's worries about this may be misplaced. The potential pedophile would have to be there holding the barbie in one hand, and would be unable to record using it. Federal Bureau of Idiocy by the sounds of it.
The doll's camera can capture 30 minutes of footage, and the video can be downloaded and streamed live to a computer, but there is no indication it can be streamed directly to the Internet, the FBI alert said.
I agree one hundred percent! It is like crying wolf now. Why not just brand newborn babies with a giant P upon birth, that way everyone gets the warning.
Originally posted by Xiamara
My god.. this is ridiculous. If they are going to put a pedophile warning on something put it on webcams and computers. All it is is a video camera. From what I saw its not a wireless transfer camera and you need to plug it in (not going to ask where her USB port is). All I have to say is really?!! My youngest cousin has a kids digital camera by the FBI's standards it should have a warning too since it could record children.
These pedophile warnings are starting to get ridiculous instead of slapping warnings and investing time and money into researching the products why don't the catch the filthy pedophiles. Or invest in teaching children the dangers of video cameras, the internet and creepy men with white vans.