What the Freak?
CHICAGO — A woman filed a lawsuit in a Chicago federal court this month, against sex toy maker We-Vibe, claiming that an app developed by the company has been secretly transmitting personal and sensitive data back to the company.
According to Chicago Tribune, the woman, identified only by the initials N.P., bought a We-Vibe Rave in May and soon paired the sex toy with the We-Connect app developed by the company.
We-Vibe website states that the app provides special vibration modes to the users, including the ‘Cha-cha’ and ‘Step’. The app also allows a paired smartphone to remotely control the sex toy from anywhere in the world.
However, while the woman was enjoying all those special vibration modes, her personal information were also transmitted to We-Vibe via the app.
We-Vibe says they collect the personal data in order to improve their products and the data is used in an “aggregate, non-identifiable form”, Chicago Tribune reported.