Bose is ‘spying on you through headphones’

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 — 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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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