Mattel baby monitor listens, raises child-privacy concerns

Toymaker Mattel has announced plans to sell a nursery gadget that will listen to infants and watch over them, record their sleep patterns, and even play a lullaby should they awaken. Skeptics are asking if the device, similar to's Echo with its Alexa voice assistant, will violate children's privacy and deepen a trend of surrendering intimate human connections to technology that talks and listens.