Sex toy camera
Sex toy camera
An app for a popular range of connected sex toys has been caught secretly recording audio of users’ sessions and storing it on the phones.
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things has certainly raised some privacy concerns, but when the “thing” is a sex toy, that takes it to a whole new level.In addition to email addresses, which linked specific users to their sex toys, the company also collected data on where and how often its customers used its products.Earlier this year, We-Vibe shelled out .75 million to settle the lawsuit, according to NPR.In a Reddit post, the user tydoctor said: “The file was a FULL audio recording 6 minutes long of the last time I had used the app to control my SO’s remote control vibrator (We used it at a bar while playing pool).” The poster said they had given the app permission to use the mic and camera to enable the couple to exchange voice clips through the in-app chat feature. Related: A quarter of men would have sex with a robot!In response, a poster claiming to represent Lovense dismissed the issue as a minor bug and assured users that “no information is sent to our servers.” The post reads: “Regarding the sound file in question, it has already been confirmed that this is a minor bug – a temporary file that is created when someone uses the Sound Control feature.“Rest assured, no information or data is sent to our servers,” the company rep said.
Also, when the file is created it overwrites itself (no new files are created).” Lovense confirmed that the bug only affected Android users, and a later post announced that an new version of the app is now available for download from the Google Play Store.And in a 2016 video resurfaced by TMZ, former co-anchor Meredith Vieira ribbed him about a “huge bag of sex toys” she joked that she discovered in his office. Lauer sat on the couch as Vieira stood up while attaching a microphone to her shirt.Laughing, Lauer, 59, asked for a chance to explain himself, saying the bag came from a sex therapist who appeared as a guest on . As she grabbed papers from the table, Lauer told her, “Pretty sweater. It’s a nice view.” NBC announced early Wednesday that Lauer had been fired after the network received a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior” on Monday, with reason to believe “this may not have been an isolated incident.” A source told PEOPLE that Lauer was let go due to alleged inappropriate sexual behavior throughout 2014, including at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.The woman told the, had been co-anchor of the morning show since January 1997 and reportedly signed a million dollar contract last year.On Thursday, Lauer spoke out about his termination from NBC for the first time in a statement.The strange world of tech-friendly sex toys is booming, from sex robots to wearable devices, and security is not always the primary concern of manufacturers or users.