Cloudpets allows exchanging voice messages between children, parents, and friends. The toy does not connect to the Internet directly, but connects to a companion app through Bluetooth. A parent uses the app to create parent and child accounts, and links the toy to the child’s account. The toy receives a link request, appearing as red heart pulses; pressing a button on the toy’s hand accepts the connection. Through the parent account, parents can accept or reject messages sent to or from the toy.

Tracking users

The toy tracks users across multiple devices

Advertising to children

The toy displays ads to children

Collecting information

The toy collects identifying information, including images or videos of the child

Sharing information

The toy shares identifying information with third parties

Securing the toy

An unauthorized user with physical access to the toy can configure or control the toy

Securing information

An unauthorized user with nearby (wireless range) or remote (network) access can access and view personal information

Controlling information

The toy allows parents to review or delete personal information