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Mattel's Hello Barbie draws ire of toy critic

Doll's speech-recognition software, Web connection said to have the potential to violate children's privacy

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Mattel Inc's Hello Barbie, a new doll that can hold Siri-like conversations with children, was meant to help spur a turnaround for the company. Instead, it's drawn the ire of one of the toy industry's most influential critics.

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MATTEL Inc's Hello Barbie, a new doll that can hold Siri-like conversations with children, was meant to help spur a turnaround for the company. Instead, it's drawn the ire of one of the toy industry's most influential critics.

The product, unveiled last month at the Toy

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