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New Wi-Fi-Enabled Barbie Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

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    New Wi-Fi-Enabled Barbie Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

    She looks like all the others before her: perfect hair, cute outfit, dynamite body. But she’s nothing like her predecessors. America’s most iconic toy has evolved. “Hello Barbie” is the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled Barbie doll.

    She is connected to Wi-Fi, remembers what a child says and is able to carry on a conversation, making her seem like she is alive.

    “She can actually talk to you,” said 9-year-old Zsofia. “And not fake talking.” Those expressions are stored in the cloud and accessed from a smart phone.

    But NBC 5 Investigates found parents are not the only ones able to get that information.

    Click through for more from NBC Chicago's investigation.