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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Bose Headphones Secretly Collected User Data

My headphones did what?

The audio maker Bose, whose wireless headphones sell for up to $350, uses an app to collect the listening habits of its customers and provide that information to third parties—all without the knowledge and permission of the users, according to a lawsuit filed in Chicago on Tuesday.

The complaint accuses Bose of violating the WireTap Act and a variety of state privacy laws, adding that a person’s audio history can include a window into a person’s life and views.

Details, and a video, are available in an article by Jeff John Roberts in the Fortune web site at: http://fortune.com/2017/04/19/bose-headphones-privacy/.

Categories: Hardware

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