If you're the type of boyfriend who doesn't mind experimenting with your partner with the help of Wi-fi- and Bluetooth-enabled sex toys, be warned.
An American woman who owns a popular $170 vibrator is close to filing a class-action lawsuit against Canada-based Standard Innovation Corp., makers of We-Vibe Rave smart dildo, which, she alleged, was being used to invade her privacy via the smartphone app We Connect.
She found out that the company has been tracking down her sexual activities using the toy after hearing two researchers talk about the process during a Defcon hacking convention.
She and lawyer Eve-Lynn Rapp claimed that Standard Innovation could apparently connect to the smartphone app and monitor activities such as the vibration type and intensity its users prefer as well as the distance of the person playing with it (that's where you come into play because the device can be remotely controlled).
The company, as of posting, said that they haven't been informed about the proposed lawsuit and wouldn't comment further. But in a statement released to media, they reassured that, "There's been no allegation that any of our customers' data has been compromised. However, given the intimate nature of our products, the privacy and security of our customers' data is of utmost importance to our company."