Mattel is scrapping its voice assistant for kids amid privacy concerns

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Alexa Jr. won't be hitting playrooms anytime soon.

Mattel has dropped its plans for a children's smart home hub called Aristotle — essentially an Amazon Echo for kids — amid privacy concerns. Aristotle was designed to span a child's development and do everything from calm a crying baby to help a preteen with her homework. Beyond its audio and voice capabilities, Aristotle also included a camera to use as a baby monitor.

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