We-Vibe’s Class Action Lawsuit $4 Million Settlement

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The exposure of customer data within the adult lifestyle industry can reap some pretty hefty costings. We had previously seen Ashley Madison a social networking affair website hacked which released users confidential information to the world. Their parent company Ruby Life Corp had to pay $1,650,000 to 13 U.S. states and the fair trade commission.

This month We-Vibe’s U.S. class action lawsuit about how they were found to have collected intimate customer data of sex toy usage, was settled out of court where they agreed to pay an estimated $4,000,000. The people who used the We-Vibe’s We-Connect application before 26th of September 2016 will be paid up to $10,000. The customer’s who had bought the We-Vibe and did not use the application will get up to $199. It had appeared that around 300,000 people had bought We-Vibe products and only one-third of these people used the We-Connect application, the couple’s sex toy application that allowed customer to control the vibrator remotely for long distance use. This article will look into how We-Vibe has enhanced their adult lifestyle range over the last couple of months to ensure the privacy of their customer’s sex toy usage data is protected.

At a Def Con conference in August 2016, New Zealand hackers spoke openly about how the We-Vibe® 4 Plus vibrator appeared to be able to record the user’s name, address, email address, usage dates, usage times, processor chip temperature and vibration intensity data which were then stored on their manufacturers Standard Innovation Corporation servers. They were accused of not openly telling their customer’s about their data collection details. On the 12th of August, in response to this event We-Vibe released a statement that said:

“We do collect certain limited data to help us improve our products and for diagnostic purposes. As a matter of practice, we use this data in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. Processor chip temperature is used to help us determine whether device processors are operating correctly. And vibration intensity data is used for the purposes of helping us better understand how—in the aggregate—our product features are utilized.

We have already taken steps to enhance the data security measures for our product offering. As part of this effort, we have engaged external security and privacy experts to conduct a thorough review of our data practices with a view of further strengthening data protection for our customers. We will also do a better job of communicating about our data practices in order to provide greater transparency. We continue to be committed to create products that meet the highest standards and overall customer experience.”

 

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On the 13th of September 2016, We-Vibe released a statement which outlined that they had already began to take steps to make changes to the We-Connect™ application in order to inform the user about their privacy, data policies and practices. They also said they would improve their levels of data security. Although the We-Vibe class-action lawsuit only applies to the U.S. We-Vibe said that the changes are updated on a global scale.

On the 3rd of October 2016 We-Vibe updated their We-Connect™ application and their application privacy notice. The updates included:

  • We-Vibe has improved their communication about their privacy practices, policies and data collection “in both the onboarding process and in the application settings”.
  • We-Vibe no longer requires their users to register or create an account for product usage. This means users do not provide any personal details including their name, email or phone number.
  • We-Vibe now provides an option in the We-Connect settings that allows users to choose whether they would like to share anonymous application usage data.
  • We-Vibe updated their privacy notice in “a new plain language” form which talks about how they collect and use data for the We-Connect application to function and how the data is used to develop future We-Vibe adult lifestyle products.

Although the We-Connect does require data collection for the application to function, anything which is now collected is done completely anonymously and will not identify individual users. Data collection only happens if you use the We-Connect application with their products. We-Vibe now works with leaders in application security and privacy to help build a better adult lifestyle product that ensured the privacy of it’s users is maintained and protected to the highest standards possible. If you have any questions about your We-Vibe products you are able to contact them on care@we-vibe.com

Adult Smart Blog has made many positive We-Vibe sex toy reviews over the years. We-Vibe has always been one of our most popular adult lifestyle brands sold worldwide. Some of Adult Smarts most highly recommended We-Vibe products include:

  • We-Vibe Wish a plush personal massager that offers broad and pinpoint clitoral stimulation.
  • We-Vibe Sync their most advanced hands free couples sex toy used during penetrative sex.
  • We-Vibe Rave a firm g-spot vibrator that offers strong vibrations through it’s curvaceous body.
  • We-Vibe Tango a bullet vibrator and one of the world’s most powerful pinpoint clitoral stimulators.
  • We-Vibe Nova a rabbit vibrator that has an extremely big and bendable clitoral stimulator that reacts to different amounts of pressure.

 

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So Many Pluses To We-Vibe 4!

The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a sex toy intended to be worn by the female whilst having sex or for solo clitoral and G-Spot stimulation. Powered by two separate vibrating engines; one in the g-spot arm and one in the clitoral arm. The 4 Plus can be worked in three distinct ways:

  1. Manually by tapping the standard controls.
  2. Using the remote control for short distance play or finally.
  3. Through the advanced mobile phone app for long distance (even intercontinental sex play) which works with either android phones or apple phones.

The We-Vibe 4 Plus has got different mode capabilities dependent on which controls you are using. If you are using the advanced mobile application you will get 11 different vibration modes, if you are using the controls on the sex toy in the first person there are 8 modes and finally if you are using the hand-held remote control there are 5 modes. I am not exactly sure why they could not have all the modes available for each control that you are using but there you have it. Of course the We-Vibe 4 Plus has a USB rechargeable battery that is touted to have up to four hours of continuous use when fully charged and is totally waterproof and produced using body safe silicone that feels great both inside and out.

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I was excited that there was an upgraded version of the We-Vibe 4 which had followed the redesigned other We-Vibe sex toys like the Tango and Touch vibrators, I realized that We-Vibe’s updates so far had been great. I thought that the 4 Plus would be another straightforward update; an enhanced form of the We-Vibe 4 couples vibrator that I had previously owned so wondered what changes may have been made; another silicone, stronger vibrator, changed shape?

The We-Vibe 4 Plus accompanies an astonishing new component; it permits the user, or more precisely the users, to control the vibrator from long distances even from overseas. I don’t mean remote control, even though it comes with a remote. Via a phone application that allows you to change the vibration modes whether you are in the next room or across the seas. Envision being away from your lover and being able to do some face talk or get on Skype and watch as you satisfy your partners needs..

Besides works is fundamentally the same as the We-Vibe 4. You grease up the massager and embed the massager inside your r. It lays on both her clitoris and in addition her G-Spot, that baffling little bugger is in there some place. Presently once you have embedded the We-Vibe massager into your accomplice you can either prod her a bit and simply press the catches on your remote to invigorate her, or you can even utilize the We-Vibe application to make new examples of vibration and sensation.

Presently the We-Vibe 4 Plus is only a wonderment of super innovation. From the charging unit the distance to the application. The We-Vibe 4 Plus truly goes well beyond anything you could envision from an individual massager. The charging unit permits you to both charge your We-Vibe 4 Plus and remote in addition to it is so savvy it won’t give you a chance to cheat. They do suggest unplugging the gadget in the event that you don’t anticipate utilizing it for some time.

Synchronize it with your Portable Devices and it will not only allow you to control the vibrations but gives you visual data as well as to what vibration level you have it on, the amount of battery life that is left, what mode you have set it to – complete control over how the sex toy operates. You can do this even if you are overseas to begin with if your lover (or maybe someone you have met online) is into it. Simply send them the download via email that will allow them to connect. It opens up a whole new world (pardon the pun) of possibilities. So initially I thought that I was going to find multiple things different with the We-Vibe 4 itself but in effect it is exactly the same sex toy using advanced technology to create a new spin on how it can be used.

 

Can The Couple Friendly We-Vibe 4 Get Any Better?

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The We-Vibe 4 came fresh out of the box from Adultsmart being the improved rendition of the well-known We-Vibe couple’s vibrator. It’s intended to be worn amid sex and give sexy stimulations to both lovers. It is an artistic design and assuredly designed for couples that love alternatives.  It’s double motored and intended to empower both the G-spot and clitoris of the wearer, but also give stimulation to your partner as well. The We-Vibe 4 is rechargeable, and 100% waterproof.

Some enormous changes to the We-Vibe 4 from the original are the silicone, the shape, and the remote. The silicone on the We-Vibe 4 is matte rather than the sparkling silicone like the kind that was on its predecessor. This matte silicone is somewhat less grabby while its dry, yet it appears like it needs more lubricant than the glossy silicone did. The shape has changed a lot and the We-Vibe 4 is smaller than the 3. The insert-able segment is adjustable and more extensive, though the external bit is bigger and has a slight bend, which is considerably more ergonomic. The gadget is bends less than the past models so it ought to fit cozily and have the capacity to give somewhat more weight when inserted.

The remote from this model has been enhanced a bit to make it more easy to use. There are more settings however the settings are a great deal less demanding to change. They are isolated and raised so you can change the controls on the remote by feel. The reach on the remote is said to be better than the original. The We-Vibe 4 arrives in a very nice box that contains the vibe itself, the remote, the charging dock and USB rope, alongside instructions.

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Sex Toy: We-Vibe 4 Mobile Application

 

I truly like the charging station as it accompanies a top and it copies as capacity and a defensive case that can be taken when traveling. The USB string fits into the back of the charger and can be charged through PC or other electronic device with a USB port, or you can get a USB divider connector so you can charge it anyplace. An orange light will flicker when the charger is connected to and the We-Vibe unit is accurately set up and charging. The light will turn off when charging is finished, if the toy is not put correctly in the charger it will not light up. To fully charge the device takes 6 hours but gives continuous use of up to 3 hours. As it recharges through USB magnetic device the sex toy is completely waterproof. So that when your using the sex toy, the silicone coating cover’s the entirety of the sex toy, this means there is no way of getting any type of water into the couples sex toy vibrator.

The remote is not rechargeable and is powered by a cell battery that ought to keep going for quite a long time. The We-Vibe 4 fits snugly in the palm of your hand so you can carry it secretly or use it to stimulate different areas of the body. The We-Vibe 4 can’t be turned on and off by the remote, rather it should be turned on and off by squeezing and holding the catch on the front of the gadget itself. After that you can press the catch to run through the distinctive settings, which is a lot of fun to do. You can likewise utilise the side catches on the remote to change the vibration mode, and afterward use the top and base catches to change the power. You can also download the We-Vibe sex toy application to your mobile to make your very own modes and control the sex toy remotely.

There are 6 settings that you can go through by squeezing the catch on the vibe. There are dual vibrators in the toy on the end of each arm. The vibrations are deep and rumbling. I used the We-Vibe 4 with my husband and found that in some positions it was a little difficult to keep it in. My favorite position was doggie style which was also the position my husband got the most stimulation in. I loved using the we-vibe however I do not believe it delivers all the hype of being the best couple toy on the market – however it is a bloody goon on. The sex toy rating is 4 out of 5.