Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are
Recently it was reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against Bose. The lawsuit alleged that with the Bose companion smartphone app, its wireless headphones was capable of spying on users and could record data such as what songs you’ve listened to, the podcasts you’ve subscribed to, and so on.It is kind of scary especially when you consider that headphones are devices meant to output sound, as opposed to recording them. However Bose has since issued a statement to the folks at Ausdroid where they (unsurprisingly) are denying the allegations made against them, claiming that the customer’s information is not recorded, sold, or that it can be used to identify you.The statement reads, “We understand the nature of Class Action lawsuits. And we’ll fight the inflammatory, misleading allegations made against us through the legal system. Nothing is more important to us than your trust. We work tirelessly to earn and keep it, and have for over 50 years. That’s never changed, and never will. In the Bose C
Lawyers in the U.S. are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones.
Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org
'People should be uncomfortable with it'
Thu 20 Apr 17 from The Independent
Wed 19 Apr 17 from The Washington Post
Recently it was reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against Bose. The lawsuit alleged that with the Bose companion smartphone app, its wireless headphones was capable of spying ...
Fri 21 Apr 17 from Ubergizmo
Company responds to a lawsuit, saying the app tied to its headphones does not collect and share data.
Fri 21 Apr 17 from USA today
Some audiophiles poke fun at Bose for being more about branding than actual substance, but the latest accusation leveled against the company is by no means a laughing matter. The Boston-based ...
Thu 20 Apr 17 from HotHardware
A lawsuit alleges the firm is gathering data on listening habits without getting permission.
Thu 20 Apr 17 from BBC Technology
Illinois man: my headphones transmit audio metadata to data miner Segment.io.
Thu 20 Apr 17 from Arstechnica
We have heard about how hackers could potentially hijack the cameras and microphones on our smart TVs, home CCTV cameras, or on our laptops and use our own devices to spy on us, but have you ...
Wed 19 Apr 17 from Ubergizmo
Complaint claims Bose shares information with third parties without user permission.
Wed 19 Apr 17 from USA today