Bose Sued For Allegedly Sharing User Data To Third-Party Companies

According to Pitchfork, Bose is being sued for allegedly sharing user data (without consent) to third-party companies. This only pertains to their wireless headphone and speakers, and relates to the Bose Connect App. This application pairs smartphones with Bose’s wireless speakers and headphones.

“The lawsuit alleges that Bose designed the app to collect private data from users—including the names of the songs and audio files they listen to—which is then sent to third-party companies without users’ consent. Bose is specifically accused of sending user information to a data mining company. The complaint claims that the company has violated the Wiretap Act, the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute, and other laws relating to consumer fraud, invasion of privacy, and deceptive business practices.”

You can read the whole Bose Privacy Complaint here.

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So, are you in the camp of “This is a bit creepy!” or in the camp of “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.”?

 

 

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