The latest incarnation of this iconic doll has a hidden video camera in her necklace and an LCD screen on her back for viewing. This week the FBI issued a warning to law enforcement officials to ensure they were aware of the toy and its technological capabilities. In their view, this doll could potentially be used to take images or video of a child without their knowledge.
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BROOKE GLADSTONE: Talk about tracking. This week, the FBI confirmed that it recently issued an alert about a new Barbie, called Barbie Video Girl. The latest incarnation of Mattel’s blonde bombshell has an LCD screen on her back and a camera hidden in her necklace, which can record up to 30 minutes of Barbie’s worldview that can be connected by USB cable to TV or computer. The FBI was concerned that it could be used to produce child pornography, but stressed that the toy has not been linked to any reported crimes. The alert was intended only for law enforcement agencies, so they wouldn't overlook the doll during any searches, as if anyone could.