Bose Wireless Headphones Spy on Listeners, Lawsuit Alleges


by @macrumors

Bose has been hit by a lawsuit that accuses the company of spying on its wireless headphone customers through its Bose Connect mobile app and violating consumer privacy rights (via Reuters).

The complaint was filed on Tuesday in a Chicago federal court by Kyle Zak, who is seeking an injunction to stop Bose's "wholesale disregard" for the privacy of customers who download the app to their smartphones.

The lawsuit alleges that Bose tracks the listening habits of users when they are...

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www.huffingtonpost.com reports:

Lawsuit Alleges Bose Tracks What Wireless Headphone Customers Listen To

By Jonathan Stempel

April 19 (Reuters) - Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.

The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stopBose’s “wholesale disregard” for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple Inc or Google Play...

The Huffington Post reports:

Lawsuit Alleges Bose Tracks What Wireless Headphone Customers Listen To

Huffington PostLawsuit Alleges Bose Tracks What Wireless Headphone Customers Listen ToHuffington Post“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.” Jonathan Stempel. Mike Blake / Reuters. Bose wireless headphones are pictured in Encinitas, California, United ...A lawsuit alleges a Bose app secretly collects and shares everything its headphone users listen toBusiness InsiderBose headphones have been spying on...

Fox Business reports:

Bose Headphones Spy on Listeners: Lawsuit

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.