"The class action came after two hackers demonstrated in a hacking conference last year that it was possible to remotely take control of the vibrator and activate it.
About 300,000 people purchased We-Vibe devices covered by the class action, and about 100,000 downloaded and used the app, according to a memo filed with the settlement agreement. Sex toys are a booming business, with hundreds of models on the market, many of them costly and nonreturnable. But the We-Vibe was unusual in offering an app that could connect to the internet.
Standard Innovation collected individual-level usage information – often tied to users’ personally identifiable addresses,” they said, adding that the firm “breached its customers’ trust, devalued their purchases” and “ violated federal and state law in the process.”