You may have a spy in your house and it might be your Bose headphones. At least that’s according to a proposed class-action lawsuit brought about by Kyle Zak.

 

As reported by CNET, Zak claims that Bose uses its headphones and the Bose connect app to violate the U.S. Wiretap Act. In so doing Bose is “secretly collecting, transmitting, and disclosing its customers’ private music and audio selections to third parties, including a data mining company.”

 

Zak apparently purchased a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and also downloaded the Bose connect app. According to the lawsuit, every time Zak used the app it collected and stored data regarding his listening habits. This data was believed to have been shared with Segment, a data collection, and analysis firm.

 

The lawsuit also claims that “One’s personal audio selections – including music, radio broadcast, podcast, and lecture choices – provide an incredible amount of insight into his or her personality, behavior, political views, and personal identity,”

 

Zak and his Attorney Chris Dore are seeking millions in damages for owners of Bose’s QuietComfort 35, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, SoundLink Color II, SoundSport Wireless and SoundSport Pulse Wireless. The lawsuit also seeks to stop Bose’s practice of collecting customer information without permission.

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