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Here are some words to live by: Don’t make data-collecting vibrators. Better yet, don’t connect sex toys to the internet at all.

Standard Innovation, the maker of digitally-enabled vibrator the We-Vibe 4 Plus, has learnt the hard way. On Thursday, it settled a U.S. privacy violation suit to the tune of $3.75 million (A$4.95 million).

The story began in Aug. 2016, when two hackers at the Def Con conference in Las Vegas demonstrated how the vibrator sent personal information such as device temperature and vibration intensity back to its manufacturer. Not long after, a privacy violation lawsuit was filed against the Canadian company in an Illinois federal court. Read more…

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