1.5 years since discovery, one kid tracking smartwatch recalled in the EU

The TL;DR version of this is a year and a half ago several kid’s smartwatches were discovered to be ridiculously easy to hack and get location information, change geofencing, and otherwise were a kidnapper’s wet dream.

This was multiple watches, but finally one of them has been recalled, after a year and a half of tracking kids… one.

What amazing consumer protection laws you’ve got there EU…

[BoingBoing]

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.