Bose Sued For Allegedly Collecting Users Data On The Sly

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Bose Sued For Allegedly Collecting Users Data On The Sly

Turns out your Bose headphones may be doing some sneaky business ont he side other than just playing music for your ear holes.

The Boston-based audio company is allegedly collecting data illegally and selling it to third party companies via their wireless headphones. The headphones are suspected to be collecting data via the Bose Connect app without user permission, hence violating the WireTap Act and a number of privacy laws.
As a result, one man – Kyle Zak – has filed a lawsuit against Bose for a whopping $5 million bucks in damages.

Speaking on the case, Zak’s lawyers told BBC that “people put headphones on their head because they think it’s private, but they can be giving out information they don’t want to share”.

Other Bose products listed in the lawsuit, along with the app, include QuietComfort 35, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, SoundLink Color II, SoundSport Wireless and SoundSport Pulse Wireless.
Bose has since responded publicly to the allegations via Facebook, writing:
We will keep this article updated as more reports come in. In the meantime, be careful, Bose lovers…


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