Lovense Nora & Max

Lovense Nora & Max

Review date: Nov. 1, 2018

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy
In a world where long distance relationships are common, long distance toys for intimacy are keeping up. The Nora vibrator and the Max male masturbator connect to an app via Bluetooth. Once connected, couples can sync with each other's toys, for a two-way interactive experience. When the Nora moves, the Max responds. When the Max moves, the Nora responds. The speed of your movements is felt on the other end by your partner, and vise versa. And to be inclusive of all couples, two Noras can sync together, two Maxes can sync together, as well a Nora and a Max syncing together. Couples can also control each other's toys with a smartphone or tablet. You can even record an interactive two-way session and play it back for those times when your partner isn't able to join in. Neat.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Lovense does a seemingly pretty good job with privacy and security currently, although one of their devices--the Hush--has been hacked in the past. One thing that has us worried is when a user downloads the Lovense Remote app and signs up to use it, the app doesn't requires a strong password. We signed up using 123456. This means nearly anyone good at guessing or cracking weak passwords could sign in to your account and remotely access your toys or see your activity.
mobile Privacy Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

N/A

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Yes (app) & No (device)

Strong password

Yes

App requires creation of account & password, but the login for the app does not require a very strong password.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

You can get more answers about Lovense's privacy here: https://www.lovense.com/faq/Privacy

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

Lovense Class Action Says Sex Toys Secretly Collect User Information
Top Class Actions
A Georgia woman is accusing the makers of Lovense sex toys of collecting data about customers’ use of those products without their knowledge or consent. The class action was filed by an anonymous Lovense customer, identified in the complaint as plaintiff S.D. She alleges Lovense fails to notify its customers that its smartphone app-controlled vibrators collect and transmit information about how they are used.
Net-connected vibrator collects users' intimate data, lawsuit claims
NBC News
The maker of an internet-connected sex toy was accused in a federal lawsuit Wednesday of secretly gathering detailed data about its customers' use of the product, including when and how long they use it. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleges that Lovense, a division of Hytto Ltd., based in Hong Kong, collects and records "highly intimate and sensitive data regarding consumers' personal use" of Lush. Lush is a vibrator that users — or their partners operating remotely — control through a Bluetooth-enabled iPhone and Android phone using an app called Body Chat.

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