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(NBC News)   Class action lawsuit accuses Bose of tracking all the crappy music you listen to on their overpriced headphones   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Plaintiff, Bose Connect, Bose Connect app, data collection, user data, headphone company Bose, Pleading, Privacy  
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2017-04-19 06:01:11 PM  
My QC-35s are worth every cent.
 
2017-04-19 07:07:57 PM  
what?
 
2017-04-19 07:13:09 PM  
Can't say much about Bose these days, but back in the day, they were solid. My Acoustimass 3 speakers are still going strong as part of my home theater system after 25 years.
 
2017-04-19 08:20:12 PM  

GRCooper: My QC-35s are worth every cent.


I've got the 25s and yep they are a life saver in today's modern abomination known as the open office.  Heck I double-purpose them as what I wear when I have to spend extended amounts of time in a data center, not entirely sure if I'm doubling-down the damage by relying on active noise cancelling but YOLO, right?
 
2017-04-19 09:08:19 PM  
Bose, when people told you that they wanted more low end they weren't talking about business ethics.
 
2017-04-19 10:48:54 PM  
Bose:  Rockford Fosbait for millenials.
 
2017-04-19 10:56:40 PM  

GRCooper: My QC-35s are worth every cent.


They're only doing it to keep u safe and free.
 
2017-04-19 11:01:40 PM  

studebaker hoch: Bose:  Rockford Fosbait for millenials.


Oh? They've moved on from Boomers?

/ No highs
// No lows
/// It must
//// Be Bose
// Burma-Shave
 
2017-04-19 11:05:44 PM  
Dore said Bose Connect does have a privacy policy, but users aren't required to view or agree: "The user does not interact with it in any way when signing up for the app. It also doesn't disclose this data collection."

I've never seen an app install without an "I Agree" page with checkboxes next to all the functions/histories the app has access to. Pretty much every free app has ALL THE BOXES checked for functions not even remotely related to what the app does. Stopwatch app? Sure; that'll just need access to your browser history, contacts list, phone log, text log, music library, photo gallery, camera, microphone, GPS, tactile feedback, battery monitor, accelerometer, humidity sensor, barometer...

/Got no highs, got no lows; must be Bose.
//Klipsch FTW!
///3rd because.
 
2017-04-19 11:12:31 PM  

LesserEvil: Can't say much about Bose these days, but back in the day, they were solid. My Acoustimass 3 speakers are still going strong as part of my home theater system after 25 years.


Same here...I bought a set of Bose 201 trim speakers for my home theater system in the late 80's and they still soldier on flawlessly. Nothing more modern, though.
 
2017-04-19 11:22:18 PM  

LesserEvil: Can't say much about Bose these days, but back in the day, they were solid. My Acoustimass 3 speakers are still going strong as part of my home theater system after 25 years.


I've still got the Boose speakers I bought in a parking lot. They aren't as good as thought they'd be.
 
2017-04-20 02:42:33 AM  

morg: LesserEvil: Can't say much about Bose these days, but back in the day, they were solid. My Acoustimass 3 speakers are still going strong as part of my home theater system after 25 years.

I've still got the Boose speakers I bought in a parking lot. They aren't as good as thought they'd be.



Should have gone with Sorny or Magnetbox.
 
2017-04-20 02:53:21 AM  

LoneVVolf: Dore said Bose Connect does have a privacy policy, but users aren't required to view or agree: "The user does not interact with it in any way when signing up for the app. It also doesn't disclose this data collection."

I've never seen an app install without an "I Agree" page with checkboxes next to all the functions/histories the app has access to. Pretty much every free app has ALL THE BOXES checked for functions not even remotely related to what the app does. Stopwatch app? Sure; that'll just need access to your browser history, contacts list, phone log, text log, music library, photo gallery, camera, microphone, GPS, tactile feedback, battery monitor, accelerometer, humidity sensor, barometer...

/Got no highs, got no lows; must be Bose.
//Klipsch FTW!
///3rd because.


From the Android Web Store:

Version 4.0.0 can access:
Other
  bind to an accessibility service
  view network connections
  pair with Bluetooth devices
  access Bluetooth settings
  full network access

Nothing in there about calling home to report your listening habits. That said, that list is from the update that went live a week ago, so they may have stripped the offending behavior out.
 
2017-04-20 08:03:48 AM  
I got a pair of their headphones for Christmas one year. Decent quality.

I babied those things and they just quit working one day.  fark bose
 
2017-04-20 09:31:42 AM  
I'll stick with my David Clarks, thanks.
 
2017-04-20 10:34:44 AM  

ScottRiqui


morg: LesserEvil: Can't say much about Bose these days, but back in the day, they were solid. My Acoustimass 3 speakers are still going strong as part of my home theater system after 25 years.

I've still got the Boose speakers I bought in a parking lot. They aren't as good as thought they'd be.


Should have gone with Sorny or Magnetbox.


Pffft, n00b.

Panaphonics or GTFO.
 
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