Bose Headphones Stuck In Privacy Lawsuit For Sharing Listening Habits To Third Party
When we talk about privacy issues, we automatically think about social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. However, with the recent news reports, it seems like anything as insignificant as Bluetooth headphones can barge into our privacy. Audio giant Bose is dealing with a similar complain.
According to a lawsuit filed by a user Zak, in Massachusetts, against Bose, it is complained that they secretly store and collect people’s listening habits. This is later disclosed to third party Music Companies. The complaint is filed against Bose model QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth headphones.
Zak took it upon himself and pointed that similar issues can be found in other models of the brand as well; which work on Conjunction app offered by Bose Connect. Some of these headphones include Soundlink wirelee II, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Revolve, SoundLink Revolve II speakers etc. Zuk went on to point that music choices of an individual can reveal quite a lot of important details about a person which can be used as a selling point by the marketers, and Bose is selling this information to these opportunists.
Bose has denied all such allegations, claiming the lawsuit to be a fluke. Zak seeks $5 million from the company, hoping that they would avoid such illegal acts in the future.