Bose QuietComfort 35 II
When it comes to pricey, high-end, wireless noise-cancelling headphones, Bose sets the standard. Worn by athletes, celebrities, and that guy next to you on the plane everywhere, these headphones do it all. They shut out the loud-talker on the bus, play music that sounds great, touch your ear to find Alexa or Google Assistant at your service, make voice calls, and tell the world you're doing well enough to afford a $400 pair of headphones. There's just one hitch, Bose was accused last year of spying--maybe even illegally wiretapping--users.
Can it spy on me
Camera Device: No | App: No
Microphone Device: Yes | App: No
Location Tracking Device: No | App: Yes
What does it know about me
Product uses encryption
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Can I control it
If a password is required, you must change the default password
Automatic security updates
Deletes data it stores on you
Has parental controls
Company shows it cares about its customers
Company manages security vulnerabilities
What could happen if something went wrong
Bose could scoop up your personal information when you use these headphones and sell it to who knows who, for who knows what purposes.
Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app
A lawsuit alleges the Bose Connect app secretly intercepts and shares what you listen to.
Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims
Bose knows what you're listening to. At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
A message to our Bose Connect App customers
We understand the nature of Class Action lawsuits. And we’ll fight the inflammatory, misleading allegations made against us through the legal system. For now, we want to talk directly to you.