WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum

WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum. “The museum features antique dolls, dolls 80 years or older. [Debbie Behan-Garrett]’s oldest dolls date back to the 1880s. They are a pair of cloth dolls that are handmade by the grandchild of an abolitionist. She features vintage dolls from 1941 through 1960 and modern dolls from 1961 to the present. She also features one-of-a-kind dolls, dolls that can’t be found anywhere else.”

SoyaCincau: Instagram’s video selfie human verification is easily defeated by a Barbie doll

SoyaCincau: Instagram’s video selfie human verification is easily defeated by a Barbie doll. “Instagram was found requesting users to submit video selfies to verify that they are a real human, however it was found to be easily fooled by simply using a Barbie doll. The video selfie verification system was recently spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, but it actually showed up for some users last year.”

ABC News: Dollhouse design is thriving thanks to social media

ABC News: Dollhouse design is thriving thanks to social media. “[Reagan] Baker is part of a growing community of dollhouse hobbyists — mostly young women — who build, rehab and decorate miniature houses. Some work on dollhouses for their children and some, like Baker, just as a creative outlet. Many turn to Instagram — for instance #dollhousereno or #moderndollhouse — to share their progress and find inspiration. They are catered to by online shops specializing in accessories like miniature wall art , vintage furniture and tiny faux plants.”

Internet of Things Includes Potentially Privacy-Invading Dolls

Unfortunately the Internet of Things also includes potentially privacy-invading dolls. “That internet-connected talking toy you bought your kids may be putting their privacy at risk without your knowledge or consent, according to a coalition of consumer-interest organizations. A complaint filed Tuesday with the US Federal Trade Commission alleges that Genesis Toys, the makers of ‘smart’ kids toys — the My Friend Cayla doll and the i-Que Intelligent Robot — and speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications are violating rules that protect children’s privacy and prohibit unfair and deceptive practices.”