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Bose is ‘spying on you through headphones’

April 20, 2017 by norman lebrecht

9 comments.


According to the complaint, filed late Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, the headphone company’s Bose Connect app does more than just pair wireless headphones with the music in their devices β€” it also connects the user’s entire listening history with third-party data mining companies….

Attorney Chris Dore, whose firm Edelson PC is representing main plaintiff Kyle Zak, who paid $350 for his headphones, in the class-action suit, told NBC News that Bose never informed customers about the data mining.

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Comments (9)

  1. Alexander says:

    a new twist of perverted marketing ?…. if so they (BOSE) are sick for sure πŸ˜‰

  2. Ungeheuer says:

    Tip of the iceberg. We haven’t seen anything yet about invasion of privacy and selling/mining of our data without consent. The “internet of things” is nothing but a massive spying scheme and people, naively, are falling for it.

    1. Alexander says:

      I’m not scared cause I just don’t care πŸ™‚ GFT (good for them or get f**k themselves out – as you like πŸ˜‰

      1. me! says:

        so you are an exhibitionist with no concept of personal privacy – that is not what the norm should be

        1. Alexander says:

          everyone judges from one’s own experience and according to one’s life habits πŸ˜‰ wish you every happiness πŸ˜‰

  3. Fred says:

    Awesome! I bought a pair of these headphones about a month ago and downloaded the app. Hopefully I’ll get a significant refund on my purchase once the lawsuit finishes.

  4. Frankster says:

    There was exactly the same news recently about a high-end personal vibrator transmitting details of its use back to the company. There is a court action there too. Is there nowhere safe?

  5. Pianofortissimo says:

    BΓΆse, not Bose.

  6. Dave says:

    Bose got caught. How many other products out there are spying on the public that we don’t know about. Make sure you send all your info out onto the ‘cloud’ for safe keeping.


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