Sep 092016
 
 September 9, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court

Rose Bouboushian reports:

 Maybe some things should stay low-tech. Hauling her smartphone-paired vibrator to federal court, an Illinois woman says the makers of We-Vibe are keeping tabs on users’ most intimate data.

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Going only by her initials in the 18-page class action, N.P. says she bought herself a $130 We-Vibe from an Illinois retailer this past May.

She used it several times then but never realized “that We-Connect monitors and records, in real time, how they use the device,” according to the Sept. 2 complaint.

Standard Innovation likewise failed to mention, the complaint continues, “that it transmits the collected private usage information to its servers in Canada.”

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