Enough with the spy bots already

Why do we need so many of them?

Not that we're paranoid or anything (OK, so we are ), but why are there so many surveillance robots on the market? We're not talking about the kind used by the military or law enforcement , but ordinary ones that roam around the house with wireless Webcams that can beam video anywhere within range. Even kids' toys are spying on us.

The latest is "Spyke" from France-based Meccano. Not only does this one have a Wi-Fi connection and Webcam, but it can also be used with Skype's latest VoIP software in performing its spy-botic duties, according to Pocket-lint.

There's only one solution. We'll have to begin assembling our own army of sentries just to maintain our privacy.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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