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What a buzzkill! Canadian vibrator maker being sued for privacy violations

One smart-vibrator manufacturer has seriously harshed its customers' vibes.

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A Canadian manufacturer of smart sex toys may be giving new meaning to getting up in people’s business: A Chicago woman has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Standard Innovation (US) Corp., which makes We-Vibe, a WiFi-compatible vibrator. Among the plaintiff’s alleged bones to pick is that We-Vibe products secretly collect and transmit “highly sensitive” information, such as the date, elapsed time of use and settings (like “pulse,” “peak” and — honest to God — “cha cha cha”). Where do they get off?

Of particular concern is the device’s WeConnect feature, which lets long-distance lovers turn each other on remotely using Bluetooth. The company has not yet commented on the accusations. It should be noted, though, that We-Vibe’s security measures have been enhanced in recent weeks, so with any luck, this controversy will finish quickly.

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