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Originally Posted by Megaman_90 View Post

The thing is...Bose stuff doesn't sound bad. Its just overhyped, overpriced and overrated for what you actually get. Either way you made the correct choice.
yeah... Bose is the Apple of Hifi...
.. also its Hifi... I don't like Hifi.
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Originally Posted by prznar1 View Post

Im pretty sure there is a line in EULA about seeling your data and getting access to your data in your smartphone smile.gif

Might as well have a million lines, it doesn't make a difference. Hopefully the guy's lawsuit helps set a better precedent.
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Is this app for all Models or just the upper echelon ones?
I literally just won a $150 bluetooth earbud set in a raffle at my gym and was on the fence about whether I'd actually try em or just sell 'em on eBay...
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.. also its Hifi... I don't like Hifi.

What? You one of those guys that prefers the 1986 Slayer recording quality or something? biggrin.gif
Edited by Megaman_90 - 4/20/17 at 10:49am
    
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I was reading about this in the article below and the author's thoughts at the end are spot on:

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/248010-bose-accused-spying-end-users-data-mining-private-records-via-headphone-app
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I once knew someone who argued that humans were no longer the dominant life forms on Earth. His argument, which wasn’t entirely a joke, was that we had been domesticated by corporations. Our conceptions of life, happiness, and economics had been collectively shaped to fit views that corresponded to what was good for corporations and to conceptualize the issues solely on these terms.

Every time I see someone defend this kind of privacy invasion by claiming “Well, companies have to make money,” I’m reminded of his argument. We’ve created an economic system in which our literal existence is treated as de facto permission to be monetized for someone else’s gain. That should be worrying to anyone, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum. It’s not about being liberal or conservative — it’s about standing up for the rights of people to have private thoughts, personal opinions, and secret lives that they share only with the people they want to share them with.
 
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nvm. wrong person.
Edited by MadRabbit - 4/20/17 at 11:06am
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Yeah many headphones with noice cancelations or bluetooth features need sometimes firmware updates to fix issues etc. So it does makes sense to use it.
But it doesn't make sense that the app collect data.
Oh, for sure, it's appalling. I'm actually sitting here as an owner and frequent user of the QC35's so it's made me sit up a bit. I'd argue they're actually decent headphones, the first time I've said that about a wireless pair - but I'm certainly a bit on edge today about this news.
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In Soviet Russia, headphones listen you.



Sorry, had to be done.

In all seriousness, this is worrying. Even to people who say something along the lines of "I don't care if they know what kind o music I listen to", because it isn't necessarily just music. Presumably it has to 'listen' to what is being played to report what type of media it is. So if you are listening to music with your headphones plugged into your phone and someone calls, and you decide to use the headphones to listen to the call (as many of us do), then Bose is basically listening in to your call.

Pretty sure that is illegal.
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Got a good chuckle with the thread title haha.

Welcome to the IoT.
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In all seriousness, this is worrying. Even to people who say something along the lines of "I don't care if they know what kind o music I listen to", because it isn't necessarily just music. Presumably it has to 'listen' to what is being played to report what type of media it is. So if you are listening to music with your headphones plugged into your phone and someone calls, and you decide to use the headphones to listen to the call (as many of us do), then Bose is basically listening in to your call.

Pretty sure that is illegal.

But are they actually listening to the audio feed or just collecting metadata? There is a huge difference.
    
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