Newswire: Your microwave isn’t spying on you, but your vibrator might be

It might sound like something straight out of a Kellyanne Conway porn parody, but a vibrator that spies on its users is a real thing—and, understandably so, a real controversial one. The space-age sex toy in question is the We-Vibe, several iterations of which come with the option of remotely controlling the wearer’s, let’s say, intimate frequency via the company’s We-Connect app. (Vice’s Broadly site even took it for a test drive.) And in their haste to get the thing humming, many users of We-Connect failed to realize that the company was collecting data on their usage habits, according to NPR.

Not that WeVibe was upfront about it. The app reportedly was designed to surreptitiously “collect information about how often, and with what settings, the vibrator was used,” as NPR puts it, and, even more violating, connected that information to the email address used to …

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