Review date: Feb. 7, 2021
This little, silicone covered, waterproof, butt plug with "rumbly" vibrations can be used in the bedroom or worn out and about. Put it in, grab the remote control or let your partner take control, and enjoy it for up to two hours per charge. It also connects over Bluetooth with WeVibe's We-Connect app. Touch mode let's you or your partner adjust the vibration pattern and intensity in real time from anywhere in the world. Beat mode vibrates to the beat of any music you want. Pair it with another WeVibe toy and you and your partner might be screaming ditto together.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
WeVibe has a bit of a spotty track record when it comes to protecting users' privacy. Back in 2016, they were caught collecting data on how and when people were using their sex toys (things like login dates, times, favorite patterns) without their knowledge. This resulted in WeVibe reaching a $3.75 million class action settlement. That's the bad news. The good news is, after they got busted for being sloppy with their users' information, they seemed to clean up their act. They removed account registration so they no longer collect things like name, email, phone number or other personally identifying information on users. And they made their anonymous data sharing opt-in, which is good. So, is your WeVibe connected sex toy now 100% safe, private, and secure? It's better, for sure. It's still a Bluetooth connected sex toy that connects to an internet connected app. One Twitter user in 2019 explained how she could control any WeVibe toy with her laptop and a long-range antenna. Does that mean your toy is likely to be hacked? No, probably not. Does that mean your toy could be hacked? Yeah, it probably could.
Can it snoop on me?
What can be used to sign up?
The app doesn't require sign in. Instead, users generate a unique pin to pair devices and to allow remote control. The app has an optional pin lock.
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?
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Accessible but very light on detail
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
From our email exchange: "Yes, we use encryption for our app and our products that can be connected to the We-Connect app. We also work closely together with a security consulting firm who regularly reviews our security measures and encryption methods."
App doesn't require sign-in. WeVibe said in the email that: "Yes, the app can be additionally locked with a password" or for an extra layer of security with a pin."
As per email exchange: "In addition to our inhouse experts, we work with a security consulting company that regularly reviews all our security measures and advises us on constant improvement so that we offer state-of-the-art security standards". WeVibe says anyone who finds a vulnerabiity can also report it through their general customer care link https://www.we-vibe.com/us/contact
Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous resultsMic
Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate dataEngadget
Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked UseNPR
Security Researcher Claims on Twitter Most Bluetooth Sex Toys are Easily Hackable@SarahJamieLewis on Tiwtter
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