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This Futuristic Vibrator Was Spying on Its Users

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This Futuristic Vibrator Was Spying on Its Users

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While everyone was busy pointing fingers at Google’s super spy, Alexa, another piece of technology was quietly gathering information on unsuspecting consumers: the vibrator. That’s right, folks, the We-Vibe vibrator, which can pair with an app for remote-controlled use, has been collecting data on how the so-called sex toy of the future was being used. Naturally, people were pissed. The Canadian manufacturer of the We-Vibe, Standard Innovations, settled a class action suit with disgruntled users to the tune of $3.75 million. Hey We-Vibe, you can pay me to collect data on how often I use your sex toy – I’ve got nothing to hide.

So what’s the point of this future-vibrator anyway? The idea is that your partner (or your friend, or whoever – no judgement here) can control the device from across the room or even across the world (this certainly didn’t exist when I suffered through my last long distance relationship). Anyway, the company was using the app to gather intel on when, how long and with what settings customers were using the device. Maybe they were just trying to improve everyone’s experience? Either way, people were not having it.

So if you were one of the unlucky (or lucky, depends on which way you spin it) 100,000 who used the We-Vibe app, get that paperwork in – you stand to make about $500. Buzz buzz cha-ching!