Lawsuit Claims Bose Headphones Spy On Customers
This might not seem like a huge deal on its own, but combine the app’s spying with the fact that the user registered the product online, and that data has the potential to offer a pretty clear picture of the user’s preferences (for example: If you listen to a lot of podcasts that might give insight into your political affiliation, etc.). Edelson, the firm representing Zak, alleges that Bose has been sharing some of this information with the data-mining company Segment.io. That’s based on independent research that has yet to be proven, and Bose hasn’t commented on the suit.
The products included in the complaint are: the QuietComfort 35, SoundSport Wireless, Sound Sport Pulse Wireless, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, and SoundLink Color II. Edelson did not explain how Zak discovered that his personal data was being collected and shared.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.