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“Lawsuit Claims Smartphone-Enabled Massage Device Violated Privacy.” Chicago Tribune.

“Lawsuit Claims Smartphone-Enabled Massage Device Violated Privacy.” Chicago Tribune.

September 13, 2016

A Chicago-area woman is suing the maker of We-Vibe, claiming the smartphone-enabled personal massager secretly transmitted "highly intimate and sensitive data" of her usage to the company in real time. The lawsuit, filed this month in a Chicago federal court, seeks class-action status for "tens of thousands" of We-Vibe users, whose data allegedly was collected without consent by Standard Innovation, the device's Canadian manufacturer, in violation of privacy and consumer fraud laws.

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