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In the brave new world of connectivity, even your most intimate moments may come with a heavy dose of data mining.

At the August Def Con conference in Las Vegas, two New Zealand hackers demonstrated that the We-Vibe 4 Plus vibrator was sending information — including device temperature and vibration intensity — back to its manufacturer, Standard Innovation.

Dubbed the “couple’s vibrator,” the toy’s modes, such as “wave” and “pulse,” can be controlled remotely through the We-Connect app.

At the time, Frank Ferrari, president of Standard Innovation, told Mashable in a statement the products recorded temperature “purely for hardware diagnostic purposes.” Read more…

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