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IoT Sex Toy Control App Records Audio Without Couple's Knowledge

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-11-12 10:09:25
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Connected sex toys recorded intimate sessions without consent [engadget.com]

Days ago, a Redditor discovered [reddit.com] that their Lovense remote control app was unknowingly recording [theverge.com] 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 [reddit.com] these recordings are the result of a "minor software bug."

Lovense [lovense.com]: "Use teledildonics to improve your sex life!"

Previously: Vibrator Maker Pays $3.75 Million Settlement Over Data Collection [soylentnews.org]
Pornhub's Newest Videos Can Reach Out and Touch You [soylentnews.org]
Sex Toys Are Just as Poorly-Secured as the Rest of the Internet of Broken Things [soylentnews.org]


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