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Net-connected vibrator collects users’ intimate data, lawsuit claims

The maker of an internet-connected sex toy was accused in a federal lawsuit Wednesday of secretly gathering detailed data about its customers’ use of the product, including when and how long they use it.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleges that Lovense, a division of Hytto Ltd., based in Hong Kong, collects and records “highly intimate and sensitive data regarding consumers’ personal use” of Lush. Lush is a vibrator that users — or their partners operating remotely — control through a Bluetooth-enabled iPhone and Android phone using an app called Body Chat.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status under federal anti-wiretapping laws on behalf of all Lush customers to recover unspecified real and punitive damages at a jury trial. Hytto hadn’t responded to the action early Thursday.

Read More: nbcnews.com

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