Enlarge / The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones in question. (credit: Bose)
An Illinois man has accused Bose, the audio equipment manufacturer, of illegally wiretapping him via his Bose headphones.
According to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, Kyle Zak bought a $350 pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth headphones in March 2017.

Those headphones use an app, known as “Bose Connect,” to skip, pause, and perform other controls on them.
The civil complaint alleges that Bose collects “the names of any music and audio tracks” played througthe headphones, along with the customer’s personally identifiable serial number.
It also says the information gets sent to third parties, including “data miner Segment.io.”
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