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Man Claims His Bose Headphones Intercept What He’s Listening To

Postby sunnyd » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:05 am

Story : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/man-claims-his-bose-headphones-captu





An Illinois man has accused Bose, the audio equipment manufacturer, of illegally wiretapping him via his Bose headphones.

According to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, Kyle Zak bought a $350 (£330) pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth headphones in March 2017. Those headphones use an app, known as "Bose Connect," to skip, pause, and perform other controls on them.

The civil complaint alleges that Bose collects "the names of any music and audio tracks" played through the headphones, along with the customer's personally identifiable serial number. It also says the information gets sent to third parties, including "data miner Segment.io."

Lawyers for Zak argue that this constitutes wiretapping. They further allege that this type of interception could have revealed a lot of personal information about consumers, depending on their music or podcasting listening habits. For example, someone listening to "The Greatest Generation," like its hosts, might be a little bit embarrassed to admit to the world that they listen to a Star Trek podcast.







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