Womens Safety XPRIZE $1M winner is a smart, simple panic button

June 9, 2018

Devices like smartphones ought to help people feel safer, but if you’re in real danger the last thing you want to do is pull out your phone, go to your recent contacts and type out a message asking a friend for help. The Women’s Safety XPRIZE just awarded its $1 million prize to one of dozens of companies attempting to make a safety wearable that’s simple and affordable. The official…

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Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

November 20, 2017

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. “Via an app, parents can use such children’s watches to listen unnoticed to the child’s environment and they are to be regarded as…

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