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Sex toy spyware
« on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 @ 13:47:06 »
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Sex Toy Maker Pays $3.75 Million to Settle ‘Smart’ Vibrator Lawsuit

Think twice about connecting those sex toys to the Internet: A vibrator company has agreed to pay up to $10,000 to U.S. customers who used a smartphone app that relayed their data to the firm's server.

In a settlement filed Thursday in Chicago federal court, the Canadian company called We-Vibe agreed to pay $5 million CDN (about $3.75 million) to resolve privacy claims regarding "adult sensual lifestyle products" that transmitted customer data.

The toys in question, which include the We-Vibe Classic and Rave by We-Vibe, are designed to be used by couples, allowing one partner to control the devices via Bluetooth and a smartphone app.

Security researchers, however, discovered the company was also using the smart phone app to harvest data about how customers used the vibrators. The apps collected information such as what temperature and intensity settings the owners used, as well as how often they used the toys.
http://fortune.com/2017/03/10/sex-toy-maker-settlement-smart-vibrator-lawsuit/


JMO, but the Internet of Things is giving me some really bad vibrations, just ain't a safe place to be.

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Re: Sex toy spyware
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 06 October, 2017 @ 13:17:54 »
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“screwdriving” – short-distance sex-toy hacking

 The internet was about connecting people. The “internet of things” is about connecting things. Everything – your fridge, your car, your home, your cuddly toy, your bus, your nuclear power station – and, yes, your sex toy. And it is happening now.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/06/drive-by-sex-toy-hacking-wake-up-call-britain-internet-security-vibrators

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Re: Sex toy spyware
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 06 October, 2017 @ 14:05:06 »
I'm guessing the prime minister was told this just before she started her coughing fit? :unsure:

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Re: Sex toy spyware
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 06 October, 2017 @ 22:02:50 »
Either that or someone... no, no, let's not go there.