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Lawsuit claims Bose collects user data without their knowledge

Lawsuit claims Bose collects user data without their knowledge

April 20, 2017 12:35 PM

A class-action lawsuit claims your Bose headphones have been spying on you.

The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois accuses the high-end audio equipment company of collecting information on what its customers were listening to, then sharing that data with third party companies, according to the Washington Post.

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The main plaintiff in the case is Kyle Zak. He bought a $350 pair of wireless Bose headphones last month and also downloaded the Bose Connect app. The suit alleges Zak’s app was collecting information on the music or audio he played and shared that information without his knowledge.

The Bose products listed 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.

Along with financial damages, the suit calls for Bose to stop collecting and transmitting data on users without permission.

Bose did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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