Sarah Jamie Lewis

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Sarah Jamie Lewis is an anonymity and privacy researcher with a special interest in the privacy protocols (or lack thereof) of sex toys.[1][2] She has been cited in academic research regarding the security[3][4] and ethics[5] considerations associated with this technology.

Lewis has shared concerns about the lack of legal framework related to the field of onion dildonics, stating that "We are currently sprinting into this world of connected sex toys and connected sex tech without regards to what consent, privacy, or security means in that context..." and recommending "100% encrypted peer-to-peer cyber sex over tor hidden services."[6] More generally, due to the litigious environment in which computer security researchers operate, she has opted to build bespoke secure systems rather than fix broken systems.[7]

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  1. ^ Rogers, Adam (2018-02-02). "The Squishy Ethics of Sex With Robots". Wired. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. ^ Doctorow, Cory (2018-02-02). "The Internet of Connected Sex Toys is every bit as horrifyingly insecure and poorly thought out as you imagine". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. ^ Wynn, Matthew (2017-11-03). "Sexual Intimacy in the Age of Smart Devices: Are We Practicing Safe IoT?". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  4. ^ Sarah Jamie Lewis [@SarahJamieLewis] (2018-02-24). "While conducting a lit review for something unrelated, part of this paragraph surfaced during a search, started reading, then realized it was about me and my vibrator. Congrats everyone we got my vibrator into an academic paper." (Tweet). Retrieved 2022-01-24 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Sarah Jamie Lewis [@SarahJamieLewis] (2018-02-04). "Regardless of what you want to do, I'd suggest reading this @engadget article about the very real ethical considerations associated with this technology." (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2022-01-24 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Burgess, Matt (2018-02-03). "Smart dildos and vibrators keep getting hacked – but Tor could be the answer to safer connected sex Connected sex toys are gathering huge amounts of data about our most intimate moments. Problem is, they're always getting hacked. Welcome to the emerging field of Onion Dildonics". Wired. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  7. ^ Whittaker, Zack (2018-02-19). "Lawsuits threaten infosec research — just when we need it most". ZDNet. Retrieved 2018-02-21.

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