Bose headphones and Bluetooth speakers are spying on their listeners

A new lawsuit has come out alleging this

April 20, 2017
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On Tuesday morning, a Chicago federal court received a complaint filed against Bose, one of the audio industries leading companies. In it, Kyle Zak has claimed that the company spies on users of its wireless headphones and Bluetooth speakers, tracking the music and audio that they listen to, then selling that data.

The official statement was first found by Reuters, and Zak’s lawyer had this to say about it;

People should be uncomfortable with it,” Christopher Dore, a lawyer representing Zak, said in an interview. “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.

Zak first grew suspicious of Bose when they suggested he download their audio app, thus providing his name, email address and the headphone’s serial number in the process. This is how Bose supposedly collects your information, by using the data its app collects.

The goal of this lawsuit is to claim over a million dollars in damages from Bose, while also putting an end to the collection of data. Although Bose has yet to respond, they are expected to do so soon, in an attempt to defend themselves.

We’ll update when they respond, so if you’re interested in the lawsuit, be sure to check back.

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