Bose headphone app spys on users

F1nut
F1nut Posts: 47,398
A lawsuit isn't enough, execs need to be locked up.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN17L2BT
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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Jess didn't see that but I did try to post an article suggesting that all of your "smart" stuff is watching you...
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,862
    edited April 2017
    Privacy doesn't exist anymore.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-signs-measure-let-isps-sell-your-data-without-consent-n742316
    President Donald Trump signed legislation Monday killing privacy rules that would have required internet service providers to get your explicit consent before they share or sell your web browsing history and other sensitive information.

    The rules were approved in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration but hadn't taken effect yet. Under the bill Trump signed Monday, they never will — and the FCC isn't allowed to try to pass new rules.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • MrBuhl
    MrBuhl Posts: 2,419
    Most all of the folks that work with me put tape over the camera port on their laptops as well, too easy to control it remotely. Truly, privacy doesn't exist anymore.
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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
    And your internet privacy has been killed , where's the outrage? Oh wait, nevermind.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,400
    There was never privacy to begin with ;)
    Google, Yahoo, and MSN etc have been doing it for years
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,518
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    There was never privacy to begin with ;)
    Google, Yahoo, and MSN etc have been doing it for years

    True, and they use your data to target ads at you (Facebook and google and the kings here), but there is a major difference: They don't SELL your data to others.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,518
    And your internet privacy has been killed , where's the outrage? Oh wait, nevermind.

    Per NPR last night, Washington state is about to pass a law making it illegal in that state for internet companies to sell individual customers browsing histories. 20 other states are working on similar laws. This is because of constituents' outrage.

    This will inevitably end up in the Supreme Court. Hopefully Gorsuch is a true conservative...
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  • andrew82
    andrew82 Posts: 144
    While I'm not surprised at all that this occurs, I am surprised the company could be so negligent in: first, not having mention of the gathering sale of information in their user agreement at ALL (according to the article), and second, not informing the customer of these practices. One could easily manufacture a legal argument for the latter, but the former leaves them literally defenseless against whatever case this plaintiff is bringing.

    Bose better get a new legal team...
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    True, and they use your data to target ads at you (Facebook and google and the kings here), but there is a major difference: They don't SELL your data to others.
    It depends what you mean by sell here. Their major PR coup is that they don't sell your information to other companies to use as they see fit; instead, they rent it to them, per se, by targeting their ads to you, using your data. This is obviously better than giving out our info, but still...
  • Willow
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,586
    Can't people just use the things without the app? How much can an app allow you to get the most? the most what? My Grado's don't need an app. I fail to see how an app can get you the most.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,604
    The headphones in question are a wireless Bluetooth model. My guess is the app is a third party developed app anyway. From what I understand it is possible to use the headphones without the app but using it with a smart phone opens up more controls through the phone than would otherwise be available.

    I doubt the lawsuit will go anywhere. All apps and websites track users to some degree or other and it is not clear Kyle Zak has proved Bose knows whether he listens to One Direction obsessively or anything else. It is an allegation. But, I do think it is wise to understand that no electronic communication is really private.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,649
    edited April 2017
    Yet another reason Bose blows
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