CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Futurism reports:

In perhaps the most wince-inducing example of why your household items probably don’t need to be connected to the internet, we bring you the news that a hacker took control of internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a Bitcoin ransom before releasing their hostages.

A chastity cage is, put simply, a cage for penises that’s a popular accessory within the BDSM community. And as Motherboard reports, the good people at the Chinese manufacturer Qiui decided to make a model called the Cellmate that’s locked and unlocked through an app.

And then a hack once again underscored how the internet of things often suffers from horrible cybersecurity. “Your cock is mine now,” the hacker reportedly told one of the victims.