Adult Toys Tracked Users' Sexual Activity Added: Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Internet of Things is broader than you could imagine… Adult toy manufacturer We-Vibe will pay customers up to $7,500 each after selling them a vibrator tracking their use without owners’ knowledge. The case originally started in an Illinois federal court following a class-action lawsuit. As a result, the toy maker’s parent company Standard Innovation was ordered to pay a total of $3m to the toy owners: people who used the vibrators associated app can claim the full amount each, while those who simply purchased the vibrator can claim up to $199. In practice, proceeding from the $3m total settlement and the requirement to pay all legal fees first, most device owners will receive less than the full $10,000 they are entitled to.
The toy in question is a bluetooth connected vibrator that you can control using an app. The problem is that the app apparently came with some security and privacy flaws. Some security experts would rather say that the app controlling the vibrator is almost unsecured – as such, anyone within bluetooth range can seize control of the device.
Besides, data is collected and sent back to the manufacturer, thus letting it know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity. In other words, collected information reveals the user’s sexual habits. It must be noted that the flaws with the toy were first revealed at the Def Con hacking conference last year by hackers of New Zealand.
The manufacturer issued a press release claiming that it takes customer privacy and data security seriously – for example, the company has enhanced its privacy notice, boosted app security and provided customers with more choice in the data they share. Finally, the app makers continue to work with leading privacy and security experts to improve the app. Posted by:
Friday, March 17th, 2017
|Anything in the United States is not suppose to give feedback to another party. If you want information you have to give a proper survey. I just guess that the inventor did not get all the feedback from a control group so maybe the consumers were the control group. I mean those things are used for back aches right?|
|Vibrator? There's an app for that.....|
LMAO The world just keeps getting stranger and stranger
|be carefull on et while downloading porn they re direct when there is click here to view tumbnail they may be track you guys use trustzone save your ass|
|ROFL...Now that is some specialized data. No doubt they wanted to set up some "hot spots" Im Dying...ROFL|
|HAHAHA! People are so obsessed with their phones that they even [have sex with] them now!!!?|
If it tracks the toy temperature it might be a good thing so it won't explode like phone batteries...
And they can offer different speed and vibration patterns according to favorites...
But without letting people know sucks... but com'on... if you use a an app and phone connected to the public internet with a camera... Don't be surprised... People can hack the government.
*insert the scientist from futurama meme* I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
[The swearing word was appropriate for the topic]
|wow this is so stupid i cant believe that they collect sex data what the hell is wrong with them companies these days are so messed up|
|'' Some security experts would rather say that the app controlling the vibrator is almost unsecured – as such, anyone within bluetooth range can seize control of the device '' HAHAHA now that would be funny, seize control of someones vibrator whilst they are using it pmsl|
|Like I said they gonna set up some "Hot spots" ROFL|
|So i guess they knew when you " came" and went and how often|
|posted by (2017-03-19 01:22:17)|
|this is the best thing I've ever read hahahahahaha|
|Hahahhaa good call AK (: im there I want to find a hot spot hahha|
|posted by (2017-03-20 04:38:11)|
|I heard Bill Gates plans on funding WIFI devices to be implanted as birth control. Maybe sometime in the future hacking WIFI will be considered rape as well. lol|
|GPS keeps your sex doll from cheating on you!|
|posted by (2017-03-20 15:48:23)|
|Clob, your Tinfoil hat is slipping.|
|Why the hell would sex toys need internet connectivity..? What possible purpose does that have...?|
|posted by (2017-03-21 02:14:09)|
|@15 , it's the latest trend... ohmibod||
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