Vibrator app wasn't directed to eavesdrop.
“We take their ugly message and make something beautiful out of it," said Berlin-based Ibo Omari.
Both the House and Senate have voted to overturn the privacy rules.
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Some fear the government will use the technology to flush out dissidents.
The Verge acknowledged an obvious "conflict of interest" in founding editor Chris Ziegler's moonlighting.