Dec 142016
 
 December 14, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News

Tim Johnson reports:

In the annals of the invasive collection of private information via the internet, the story of the We-Vibe Rave may mark a milestone.

Customers have accused the sex toy of sending the manufacturer details of how the high-end vibrator was being used without the consent of the owner. That’s the charge in a federal class-action lawsuit filed in Illinois against Ottawa-based Standard Innovation.

An Illinois woman identified only as N.P. says she bought the device for $130 in May. She then downloaded an app, We-Connect, offered by Standard Innovation, and used it to pair her smartphone with her vibrator through a bluetooth connection.

Her We-Vibe Rave then went live, so to speak, even hackable.

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