Monday, March 13, 2017

Fair and Equitable


Admit it.  You don't want me to post a subject related graphic.

These sex toy customers are happy, but not for the reason you might think.

A sex toy company has agreed to pay customers up to $10,000 each in a class action lawsuit it settled in federal court last week after its connected vibrators got a little too close for comfort. An Illinois woman sued the parent company, Standard Innovation, for secretly collecting intimate details about its customers’ use of the We-Vibe through the accompanying app, which allows users to control the device remotely and customize its features.
According to the lawsuit filed in the North District of Illinois Eastern Division District Court, the We-Connect app was transmitting information including dates and times of use as well as vibration mode and pattern to the company’s servers along with personally-identifiable email addresses without notifying customers.
Standard Innovation, which is based in Ontario, Canada, will pay $4 million Canadian dollars ($2.9 million) and is now required to collect only non-identifiable information in aggregate form and inform customers it is doing so. Customers who used the app to control the We-Vibe device before Sept. 26, 2016 are eligible for up to $10,000 in fees whereas those who simply bought a device are eligible to receive up to $199 each.
Standard Innovation told MarketWatch in a statement it is “pleased to have reached a fair and reasonable settlement in this matter”:

Canadian sex toys?  Now there's some fertile humor territory.  

46 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

First, and not proud of it.

I read the post. . .

Lawyerliz said...

I am speechless.
Do they claim this would improve the product?
Blackmail?
Data collection for the usual nefarious purposes?

Lawyerliz said...

Why is it allowed to collect any info at all?

Lawyerliz said...

Outlaw spy appliances!!!

Lawyerliz said...

This is why they are polite?

Lawyerliz said...

House up some more. Think about 150.

Small Luxury, for here. Development down my street, has 9 houses for sale. Most have had price reductions. Some have been on mkt for quite a while. Most are 100 to 150 k $ over prices in the rest of the neighborhood, although the size and detailing of the houses would warrant the price., location, location. Maybe they are too big.

Lawyerliz said...

Perhaps they should add some Canadian sex toys as a bonus!

Rob Dawg said...

Liz I'm glad you worked through to the reason for the post. Not about the subject matter but the data privacy implications.

Yeah. New houses are too "finished" for my tastes or rather, too finished to someone else's tastes.

Rob Dawg said...

Lol!

Rob Dawg said...

Mudfilledecon dying on the vine. Sad. Nice design and closely follows Calculated Risk. All it took to ruin it was allowing zealots to shout down anything except echos.

LBD said...

GOOD Morning!

Shakes head, No comment.

Rob Dawg said...

The height of modern living. Fabulous remodel... in 1980.
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1400-Ramona-Dr_Camarillo_CA_93010_M20419-22681

Rob Dawg said...

"Shakes head?" Are you sure you want to say that? 😇

Cinco-X said...

True dat

LBD said...

If my house keeps going up $1K a week I think I will sell when it hits $500K. By another house and a used Prevost motor home. :)

LBD said...

Shakes head, No data found there. LOL!

Rob Dawg said...

People thought I was kidding about Dawgifornia. Now they think I am kidding about an autonomous RV that drives me between national parks.

Speaking of which. Going to the California Poppy Reserve this morning.

Rob Dawg said...

Sexy is when you use a feather. Kinky is when you use the whole chicken.

LBD said...

Bus platform RV with the capacity for batteries is huge and the autonomous part is almost a done deal with trucks so I see it very easily. Roof area for solar panels is interesting.

Mike said...

I wonder how she found out that they were storing her e-mail info along with the rest of the information?? If they collected the e-mail info at time of app sign-up..I think it should be obvious that they would be storing that info. If they were grabbing the e-mail info from other apps..bad, bad, bad.


Mornin' all..

Mike said...

"My friend is completely nuts..he thinks he's a chicken"
"Why don't you report him??"
"I can use the eggs"

ht W Allen

Lawyerliz said...

No smart appliances for me. I was startled when my hearing aides reported how long they were on when I first started wearing them. I felt spied on and there was a valid reason for it. Wasn't accurate any way because they were always falling out or I would forget to turn them off. But I was startled.

Rob Dawg said...

Helpful advice emails.

"Others are getting great results with a vibe setting of 4 and jiggle motion turned to pattern C."

LBD said...

I wonder what bug they have planted in my bowling ball?

Lawyerliz said...

Does it roll funny sometimes?

Lawyerliz said...

Does it roll funny sometimes?

Cinco-X said...

Basically white out conditions outside right now, but power and Internet is okay, so we're good.. for now

Lawyerliz said...

Word.
I forget where you are?

Rob Dawg said...

Mid 70s bright sun visibility unlimited. California Poppy Reserve ahead. You may have to wait for a new post but the pictures will be worth it.

Cinco, if you are lucky you won't get a nice ice crust top coat like Worcester.

Mike said...

rain, rain and more rain up here..but better than NE.. ;<)

hang in there cinco..

Cinco-X said...

North Central Massachusetts

Cinco-X said...

Thanx

Cinco-X said...

Ya... Those suck...24+ inches of snow sucks too

Lawyerliz said...

The Boston area is more sleety.

Mike said...

There was a picture today of a house in NY (I think)..completely encased in ice..like so thick you probably couldn't open the doors from the inside

Lawyerliz said...

Yeah. I saw that. I wouldn't be superished if it was destroyed underneath.

Lawyerliz said...

Suprised

Rob Dawg said...

Super shed works too. ❄️☃️🌨

Lawyerliz said...

A new.post needed.

Rob Dawg said...

I'm not home yet! Besides I'm in danger from the accumulation of blood cells in my alcohol stream. The pictures will make up for the lateness.

Lawyerliz said...

Grumble, grumble.

Rob Dawg said...

ETOH deficit addressed. Cold Guinness Blonde.

Pictures uploading to blogger. A few minutes.

Lawyerliz said...

Rachel Maddow is sup posed ly releasing Trump's tax returns this evening.

Lawyerliz said...

Only one year 2005. Supposedly

Rob Dawg said...

New post finally.

Lawyerliz said...

She had 2, count 'em 2 pages of the return.