WeVibe Pivot

WeVibe Pivot

WeVibe $109
Bluetooth

Review date: 02/07/2021

Share the vibe! That's what this little, silicone covered, waterproof, penis ring is designed for. Put it on and both partners get to feel the vibrations where it matters. It also connects over Bluetooth with WeVibe's We-Connect app. Touch mode lets 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. You can even use this toy together with other WeVibe toys to double the pleasure and double the fun, as the saying goes.

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.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

The app doen'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 it collect?

How can you control your data?

Users can request their data to be deleted by emailing [email protected]

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

Average

In 2017, We-Vibe settled a lawsuit for 3.75 million USD after being accused of collecting data from its vibrators without users' knowledge. Although the company did not admit wrongdoing, they have since changed their privacy policy. There have been no known incidences or data breaches since this case.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

No

Accessible but very light on detail

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Encryption

Yes

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."

Strong password

Yes

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

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

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

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

No

Company contact info

Phone Number

01 (613) 828-6678 (Canada)

Live Chat

No

Twitter

@wevibe

Updates

Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous results
Mic
Internet-connected sex devices (such as the commonly used We-Vibe, KIIROO, and Lovense toys) that let you connect with a lover remotely so they can control the device while video or audio chatting with you. Your data may not be secure, and potentially, a third party could control your toy without your consent — and control of both your body and information could theoretically lead to everything from blackmail to rape.
Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
Engadget
It can be quite costly to violate the privacy of sex toy users, apparently. Standard Innovation has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of collecting "highly intimate and sensitive data" from its We-Vibe vibrators without their owners' knowledge and sending it to the company's servers in Canada. The agreement will create a $3.75 million US ($5.06 million Canadian) compensation fund that will pay up to $10,000 US to buyers who used the companion We-Connect app, and $199 US to those who just used the vibrator. More importantly, the company has agreed to both stop collecting sensitive info and to purge the info it has collected until now.
Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use
NPR
The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used.
Security Researcher Claims on Twitter Most Bluetooth Sex Toys are Easily Hackable
@SarahJamieLewis on Tiwtter
To answer your question. I can control any wevibe with my laptop, and I have access to long range antenna.

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