Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
Review date: 11/02/2020
Shove these little buds in your ears and shut out the rest of the world. Both passive and active noise cancelling will keep the world at bay and the music you're listening to front and center. With four microphones built in, you can talk to your Mom, talk to Alexa, or even just talk to yourself. Connect to the app via Bluetooth and adjust all the sound and noise cancelling settings you want. Pop them in their little case to charge up for 6 hours of use. Just be careful not to lose the little guys, they aren't cheap!
What could happen if something goes wrong
A few years back Bose came under fire when it was alleged they were secretly collecting personal information about users through the Bose app. Bose currently is fighting a class action lawsuit based on this allegation. Bose does say it may use or share anonymized personal data for marketing purposes. This is generally OK, although many privacy researchers will point out it is relatively easy to de-anonymize such data.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.
Bose has a Product Security Vulnerability Response (PSVR) program to allow people to report security concerns in a responsible manner. https://global.bose.com/en_us/product_security_vulnerability_response.html