Germany bans smart watches that let parents spy on their kids’ surroundings unnoticed

German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur, or Federal Network Agency, has banned the use of certain types of smart watches that allow parents to listen in on their kids, which essentially constitutes a new type of unauthorized transmission system.

The agency mentioned that parents of kids between ages 5 and 12 have been using these devices to monitor teachers.

It did not mention any specific models, but has advised schools to keep an eye out for such smart watches.

Buyers of such products would be asked to destroy the watches if authorities come to know of them, said the agency.

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