I’m suddenly sad I missed DefCon this year

Apparently there was a DefCon talk re: this issue.

N.P. says she bought a We-Vibe in May and used it “several times” until she realized that it was sending data about her usage practices back to Standard Innovation’s servers, including when she used it, which vibration settings she used, and her email address.

Boner Bonus quote which clearly demonstrates the wonders of the modern world and makes me say “yeah, who the fuck needs flying cars?”:

The smartphone app lets users “customize” their We-Vibe experience, unlock app-only “bonus” vibration modes such as the “cha-cha-cha” and the “crest,” and “create unlimited custom playlists,”

Celebrity Deathwatch 2015 #0149-0158

Ben Kuroki, 98, only Japanese-American to fly bomber missions over Japan in WWII.

Fucks given: 1

Judy Carne, 76, British actress, was on Laugh-In and had some minor one-time roles on some other 60’s shows (Bonanza, Big Valley, Man From U.N.C.L.E., etc.)

Fucks given: 0; while I’ve seen clips of Laugh-In, it was before my time.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 75, shortest person evar.

Fucks given: 0

Jean Darling, 93, and Dickie Moore, 89, members of Our Gang / The Little Rascals in the late 20s/early 30s.

Fucks given: 0.

Frederick “Dennis” Greene, 66, the black guy from Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1; I remember Sha Na Na from their television variety show in the late 70s and had no idea they were an actual band (who played at Woodstock a few months after being formed) until later.

Alan Steel, 79, star of Hercules Against the Moon Men.

Fucks given: none currently, but I may update this after I watch the MST3K version of HAtMM.

UPDATE:  Will be watching this tonight:

Avery Dennis, Sr., 86, former trustee of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Fucks given: 0, I just wanted to say Shinnecock.

Martin Milner, 83, star of Adam-12 and Route 66.

Fucks given: 3, I used to watch Adam-12 all the time.

Candida Royalle, 64, porn actress from the late 70s who went on to produce and direct feminist* porn and sell ergonomic vibrators.

Fucks given: 0, haven’t seen any of her movies.

* Which is about as awesome as one would expect:

Royalle’s films are not “goal oriented” towards a final “cum shot”; instead, her films depict sexual activity within the broader context of women’s emotional and social lives.