Ass Action Suit
A hackable "smart" vibrator got slammed with a $3.5 million court settlement, reports Christina Cauterucci at Slate:
People who bought easily-hacked vibrators that recorded and transmitted their vibing habits are about to get a pretty payday from a Canadian sex-toy maker. Standard Innovation, the oxymoronically-named company that manufactures the "smart" We-Vibe device, will pay $3.75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago.
The suit claims that customers bought the app-controlled, Bluetooth-compatible devices without consenting for their personal information to be collected and stored by the company. If they installed the We-Connect app on their mobile devices, users could control their vibrators (or, likely, their partners') from afar with their phones. One unexpected feature of the app was its ability to be hijacked by anyone with a Bluetooth connection in the vicinity, allowing random people to control the movements of an object in a total stranger's pants.
Haven't hot women been able to do that for centuries? Though, admittedly, without a Bluetooth connection?