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Bose Accused Its Headphones Spy on Users
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
Bose Accused Its Headphones Spy on Users
20 April 2017, 10:18 am

Wireless headphones company Bose is being sued for allegedly tracking the music, podcasts, and other audio users listen to, putting that information to use by selling it. 

The accusations were included in a complaint that was recently filed in a federal court in Chicago. Millions of dollars in damages are demanded for Bose users. 

The lawsuit states that Bose used the Bose Connect app to spy on users. This is the tool that customers use to pair the headphones to their devices in order to manage software updates and more. Bose has pushed users to install this particular app in order to "get the most" out of their headphones, asking for people's information when signing in, such as their email address, name, and the headphone's serial number. 

The individual signing the complaint is Kyle Zak, who accuses Bose of completely disregarding their users' privacy. Lawyers reprezenting Zak ... (read more)

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