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After paying $350 for his QuietComfort 35 headphones, Zak said he took Bose's suggestion to "get the most out of your headphones" by downloading its app, and providing his name, email address and headphone serial number in the process.

But the Illinois resident said he was surprised to learn that Bose sent "all available media information" from his smartphone to third parties such as Segment.io, whose website promises to collect customer data and "send it anywhere."

Well I guess that really Blose
post #2 of 58
This guy was a Bose-o for buying them.
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The bigger question is why do headphones have an app?!

Also:

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Dore, a partner at Edelson PC, said customers do not see the Bose app's user service and privacy agreements when signing up, and the privacy agreement says nothing about data collection.

HA! Nice. They might have a case then.
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Um. EULA is now spying?
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

The bigger question is why do headphones have an app?!
Manage the two devices connected via Bluetooth and firmware updates, innit?
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Well I guess that really Blose




But to the topic. It's a sad day when even headphones start to listen and spy on you.
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Yeah, right? Shouldn't it be the other way around, you listening to the headphones? rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post

This guy was a Bose-o for buying them.

Only clowns buy Bose in the fist place.
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

The bigger question is why do headphones have an app?!

Loooodite much? It's the appity-zappity age of appy apps, my friend. The IoT era.
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Um. EULA is now spying?

What?
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Originally Posted by Daveros View Post

Manage the two devices connected via Bluetooth and firmware updates, innit?

WHY DO HEADPHONES NEED FIRMWARE UPDATES?! THEY ARE TINY MAGNETS AND DIAPHRAGMS. doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

I'm confused. Can we go back to 2010? 2010 was nice.

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Loooodite much? It's the appity-zappity age of appy apps, my friend. The IoT era.

Ah yes, I forgot. Every website has its own app now.

I would like to make some kind of program that dynamically installs and uninstalls website apps when needed. It will be like the regular world wide web, but a lot clunkier and data mine-ier.
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WHY DO HEADPHONES NEED FIRMWARE UPDATES?! THEY ARE TINY MAGNETS AND DIAPHRAGMS. doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

I'm confused. Can we go back to 2010? 2010 was nice.
Less the magnets and more the Bluetooth bit. And maybe the active noise cancelling?
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