If a recently proposed class-action lawsuit is to be believed, you can add several Bose headphones to the long list of electronics that are potentially spying on you. According to a Washington Post report, the suit’s plaintiff, Kyle Zak, claims a smartphone app, which the company markets as a way to manage settings and share your audio feed with other wireless users, is also recording information about the data getting transmitted from your mobile device to your headphones. The complaint reads:
Defendant programmed its Bose Connect app to continuously record the contents of the electronic communications that users send to their Bose Wireless Products from their smartphones, including the names of the music and audio tracks they select to play along with the corresponding artist and album information, together with the Bose Wireless Product’s serial numbers (collectively, “Media Information”).
Here’s the complete list of Bose products included in the suit: QuietComfort 35, SoundSport Wireless, Sound Sport Pulse Wireless, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, and SoundLink Color II.