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(Gizmodo)   Any dildo can be a listening device if you're desperate enough   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2167 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Nov 2017 at 5:50 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-11-10 04:48:05 PM  
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2017-11-10 04:58:19 PM  
You'd think the buzzing would preclude any useful audio.
 
2017-11-10 04:59:34 PM  
How the heck were they using it?
 
2017-11-10 05:56:51 PM  

freddyV: How the heck were they using it?


Very carefully.
 
2017-11-10 05:59:20 PM  
It's funny because I know someone who calls their favourite vibrator "Mr. Microphone".
 
2017-11-10 06:02:15 PM  
If you hook up your vibrator to wifi prepare to be farked by it.
 
2017-11-10 06:07:20 PM  
Or a smoking device, apparently. Behold the Peter Piper Pecker Puffer.
 
2017-11-10 06:13:26 PM  
The original post suggests the recording took place while using the Lovense app's video chat feature, but another user who spoke with Gizmodo over Reddit private message claimed "tempSoundPlay.3pg" appeared on their device as a result of testing the "sound" feature, which vibrates in response to, well, sounds. Luckily their experience was less revealing.

I hadn't really used this feature, the only time before all this was just taking a peek at what all the various features do. When I found the recording, it was just a 3 second clip of ambient noise and some thumping, which I presume was me messing with my phone.

"Absolutely no sensitive data (pictures, video, chat logs) pass through (or are held) on our servers," Lovense's privacy FAQ states, curiously omitting audio as an example.


Yeah, it's on your phone, not their servers. And "streaming" doesn't mean that the data just magically appears in the ether. It's got to have a file to send. The clue that it's meant to be thrown away by the system is the fact that it's a "temp" file.
 
2017-11-10 06:24:45 PM  
Honestly, I'm kind of amazed someone hasn't made a dildo or something that records visual footage and/or audio. At least to my knowledge of the matter.

/Japan?
 
2017-11-10 06:27:45 PM  

Iczer: Honestly, I'm kind of amazed someone hasn't made a dildo or something that records visual footage and/or audio. At least to my knowledge of the matter.

/Japan?


Video? POV footage is not sexy... Think colonoscope.
 
2017-11-10 06:32:31 PM  

Mikey1969: Iczer: Honestly, I'm kind of amazed someone hasn't made a dildo or something that records visual footage and/or audio. At least to my knowledge of the matter.

/Japan?

Video? POV footage is not sexy... Think colonoscope.


Rule 51 exists for a reason. I'm still perplexed by some of the stuff I've heard about (such as Randy Marsh's little addiction to Brazilian fart fetish stuff...).
 
2017-11-10 06:46:41 PM  
"Okay, the listening device is activated. Let's hear what's going on."

*bzzzzzz*
*glorp glorp glorp*
 
2017-11-10 07:02:30 PM  
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2017-11-10 07:11:53 PM  
Fubegra:

"Would you please lift your skirt?"

"Why.... pervert!"

".... I'd like to make a call and you're using the phone"
 
2017-11-10 08:12:46 PM  
 
2017-11-10 08:21:56 PM  
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Interested in the data
 
2017-11-10 08:59:17 PM  

King Something: freddyV: How the heck were they using it?

Very carefully.


The file was a FULL audio recording 6 minutes long of the last time I had used the app to control my SO's remote control vibrator (We used it at a bar while playing pool)    WTF?
 
2017-11-10 09:15:04 PM  
Must be able to hear through the intimate parts, I suppose.
 
6 days ago  
If you need to control your sex toys remotely through a cell phone app, you're doing it wrong.
 
6 days ago  
Great, now even sex toys are getting too complicated and weirdly connected to the internet for my taste. Wait another couple years and dildos will be posting status updates for you and letting you post your sex stats online.
 
6 days ago  

Mikey1969: Iczer: Honestly, I'm kind of amazed someone hasn't made a dildo or something that records visual footage and/or audio. At least to my knowledge of the matter.

/Japan?

Video? POV footage is not sexy... Think colonoscope.


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6 days ago  

Jovimon: King Something: freddyV: How the heck were they using it?

Very carefully.

The file was a FULL audio recording 6 minutes long of the last time I had used the app to control my SO's remote control vibrator (We used it at a bar while playing pool)    WTF?


You insert it, put on your underwear and walk around with it in. Then you can use the app on your phone to activate it any time you like. Probably this guy would do it whenever she was going to take a shot to mess with her. Obviously there is a certain excitement that some people are interested in to getting themselves/their partner off in a public setting, and this is technically almost an entirely legal way of doing it. Probably makes sex when you get home from the bar way more intense, so I understand the desire to do it, though I wouldn't do so.

Also, to people who don't get it (apparently there are a few), the device isn't recording audio, your phone is while the app is in active use. I assume it records audio to allow for voice commands.
 
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