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Old 03-14-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Who's hacking/tracking your vibrator?

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The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used.

Standard Innovations, the Canadian manufacturer of the We-Vibe, does not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement finalized Monday.

The We-Vibe product line includes a number of Bluetooth-enabled vibrators that, when linked to the "We-Connect" app, can be controlled from a smartphone. It allows a user to vary rhythms, patterns and settings — or give a partner, in the room or anywhere in the world, control of the device. (You can see a video promoting the app's features here; be advised, it is briefly not safe for work.)


Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable
Since the app was released in 2014, some observers have raised concerns that Internet-connected sex toys could be vulnerable to hacking. But the lawsuit doesn't involve any outside meddling — instead, it centers on concerns that the company itself was tracking users' sex lives.


http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ntent=20170314


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Old 03-14-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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How does that thing work? Kind of like The Shocker?
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Is a connected vibrator really necessary?
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:42 AM   #4
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How does that thing work? Kind of like The Shocker?
My original thought, but the video explains that it is designed for one to work the... ahem... "button" or "bean," if you will, while the other works the Gräfen-zoidberg Spot.


It does appear it could also deliver a shocker, though.


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Is a connected vibrator really necessary?
That is so it can be used hands-free during the physical act of love. Coitus.

It's two [click] two [click] two toys in one. (Now with Retsin)

It doubles (or "DPs") the experience for the lady and adds a little something extra for the gentleman there. All in in all it sound like a delightful experience. A natural, zesty enterprise.
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I think the old style ones are just fine. No app required and it comes with a loss prevention safety cord.
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