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posted by cmn32480 on Monday November 13 2017, @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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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14 2017, @02:26PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14 2017, @02:26PM (#596797)


    because the ignorance of the masses will end up punishing us all

    look at what social media has become. only the few that are willing to be left out have managed to avoid it. there are misunderstandings about why those people avoid contact with people that start to believe that those abstaining are trying to avoid them, or dislike them or whatever the mind can imagine when there is no info.

    it used to be that my family used to use email and text messages to communicate, now they think i refuse to speak to them when it is they that stopped emailing me. instead they use fb or g+ to find new ways to invade the privacy of others and get personalized ads, instead of keeping it relatively private and certainly not public.

    email and sms was never secure back then; even if they used webmail with https, it still went between servers unsecured. heck one one young lady in my family was tagged at some college party on a date and time when she was hoped to be doing something else and she made an excuse, she got in so much political trouble for something she didn't post, advertise, or draw attention to herself. she simply said she couldn't attend one event and chose to attend another, where someone posted a bunch of photos and tagged people; photos that generally show what happens at college parties and young adults. it didnt matter she looked normal and was doing nothing wrong; other people clearly were in compromising positions and thus the guilt by association since she had opted to not go to that church retreat that weekend...

    she doesnt post anything now and it wasnt even her that stupidly posted the stuff. she didnt even know the photos were being taken. the lesson she learned was that anyone can be stupid and anyone else can be offended. she couldnt delete her account because so much is tied to her using it. its forced. its like there is no way out and still have a semblence of normalcy. younger adults can't avoid social networks; its practically required and many many means to interact require some privacy violating application. even logging into regular sites to pay a bill or whatever often requires 2 factor authentcation and places that you'd never give your cell phone info to now need it for you to log in.

    the only way out is to not participate, and then people think you are a creepy jerk with something to hide. maybe thats true, but at least its speculation at that point.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14 2017, @03:53PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14 2017, @03:53PM (#596835)

    because the ignorance of the masses will end up punishing us all

    Like your bizarre refusal to capitalize anything in that entire post?