Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your expensive, noise-cancelling Bose headphones might be spying on you

We live in a world where everything we own keeps tabs on us, and phones back to our corporate overlords with the juicy details. Children’s toys do it. Sex toys do it. And now, according to a shocking scoop from Fortune’s Jeff John Roberts, our headphones do it. Is nothing sacred? Per Roberts, Bose, a manufacturer of high-end headphones, operates a smartphone app that collects data on the listening habits of customers. This data is then sold to third-parties, all without the consent and knowledge of users. Obviously, this has gone down about as well as a Rickroll on a Spotify…

This story continues at The Next Web

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