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posted by cmn32480 on Monday November 13, @10:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the go-back-to-doing-it-the-old-fashioned-way dept.

Connected sex toys recorded intimate sessions without consent

Days ago, a Redditor discovered that their Lovense remote control app was unknowingly recording audio of a six-minute intimate session between the user and their significant other. It happened while they used the app to control the Lovense vibrator it's paired with, and it saved the recording to a local file buried in the phone's media storage. Another commenter, claiming to be a Lovense representative, said these recordings are the result of a "minor software bug."

Lovense: "Use teledildonics to improve your sex life!"

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Reply to: Re:Not a bug, it's a feature

    (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 13, @10:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 13, @10:21PM (#596516)

    "Thank you for calling Lovense. This call may be recorded.
    - Please press 1 if this is an emergency where both your app and your partner have become unresponsive.
    - Please press 2, and hold the phone up to your partner, if your app has become unresponsive but your partner is still responsive.
    - Please press 3 to listen to the previous caller who pressed #2.
    - Please press 0, or wait on the line, for all other calls."

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