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Bose Headphones May “Spy” on Listeners

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    A lawsuit filed this week in Chicago alleges that Bose headphones “spy” on listeners. Michael Tsai has a good list of links about what this means:


    I downloaded the app on android and listened to a few songs on Spotify to find out what information was being sent.

    While the app is running, the app sends a HTTPS request every time the track information changes or the volume changes. When the track information changes it sends the artist, album and song name. When you change the volume it sends the new volume level.

     
  2. bptky

    Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Champions

    Hmm, I've been wondering which app has been killing my phone battery lately. Not gonna lie, the Bose Connect app seems pretty worthless anyway, at least compared to the Bose SoundTouch app if your headphones are compatible to that.