Bose Corp sued over spying headphone app – ‘Wholesale disregard for customers’ privacy’
Massachusetts-based headphones and speakers producer, Bose Corp, is facing a lawsuit after being accused of covertly collecting data about its customers through a headphones app and then selling those private details to some data mining companies.
The lawsuit accuses the company of violating a number of privacy protection laws by “secretly collecting, transmitting and disclosing its customers’ private music and audio selections to third parties.” The complaint against the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company was filed by an Illinois resident, Kyle Zak, in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday.
Zak said he downloaded the free Bose Connect app available on Apple Inc or Google Play stores to his smartphone to “get the most out of your headphones.” He also said that he provided the company with his name, email address and headphone serial number to download the app.
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