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Woman sues maker of smart vibrator to privacy violation

Woman sues maker of smart vibrator to privacy violation

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A woman from Chicago suing the maker of a smart vibrator, because the device is sensitive data on the use of the sex toy would have passed to the company.

That reports the Chicago Tribune. The woman who, in rechtbankdocumenten under the pseudonym N. P. is mentioned, bought in may for $ 130 (116 euros) a We-Vibe Rave. That vibrator can be linked to the app, We-Connect to the vibrational level to regulate and to chat with a partner.

According to the indictment, were data on the use of the vibrator, however, without the consent recorded and forwarded to the company Standard Innovation, the We-Vibe.

In August, showed hackers at the conference, Def Con is already that another We-Vibe model in an unsafe way to communicate with the app. This would see him all of a sudden be able to activate.

The hackers observed then also that the temperature of the We-Vibe every minute to Standard Innovation is being sent. That happens also every time that the vibration intensity is adjusted.

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A spokesman for Standard Innovation says the indictment still did not receive and, therefore, not in detail, to be able to respond. The company says privacy and data security a high priority.

According to the spokesman, most of We-Vibe-owners of the app without creating an account or e-mail address to leave behind. Therefore, the forwarded information to a person to to link.

Aanklaagster N. P. wants the lawsuit class action status, so other consumers are able to connect. In the lawsuit asks for an unspecified financial compensation and destruction of the collected information.

The products of We-Vibe are also in the Netherlands, at various places sold.

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