How to hack a buttplug

❝ Voting machines weren’t the only thing getting penetrated at DEF CON this year.

When most people think of the Internet of Things, they think about light switches, voice controllers, and doorbell cameras. But over the past several years, another class of devices has also gained connectivity — those used for sexual pleasure. One such device, the Lovense Hush, advertised as the “world’s first teledildonic buttplug,” became the subject of a Sunday morning DEF CON talk this year after a hacker named “smea” managed to exploit not only the device and its associated computer dongle, but software used with it for social interaction (read: people remotely playing with each other’s buttplugs)…

❝ The talk in Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel & Casino drew hundreds of largely hungover conference-goers who couldn’t help but chuckle at every mention of the word “buttplug.” But the implications for the sex toy industry are obviously quite serious, especially if exploiting a device enables an attacker to compromise the computer they’re linked to or spread malware via the buttplug’s accompanying social software — all of which smea demonstrated was possible live on stage.

That’s about as far as I let my curiosity wander on this topic. :-]

Workers at Shell plant told attend Trump rally or lose a day’s pay

❝ Workers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant where President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday were told that if they didn’t attend the event, they either had to use paid time off or receive no pay for the day

The instructions to the workers came in a memo, a copy of which was obtained by CNN’s Polo Sandoval from a congressional source. That source was given the memo by a person in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — the site of the plant.

❝ Shell spokesman Curtis Smith confirmed workers were told they would also miss out on some overtime pay if they skipped the event.

❝ The Tuesday Trump speech was an official White House event — not a speech sponsored by the reelection campaign. Trump told the audience at the plant Tuesday that they should oust their union leaders if they declined to support him.

You can tell by the corporate hacks’ who really love the politics of our fake president. Working-class supporters are simply ignorant – or simple-minded. The corporations who benefit from his sleaze know who’s buttering the crumpets for their tea party.