Privacy

Opinion On Lawsuit Against Bose: What Constitutes Digital Spying?

By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017 • Opinion: Class-action lawsuit claims Bose violates Federal Wiretap Act by collecting data from wireless headphone users and sharing with a third-party data-mining firm. So what? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Bose ‘Wiretaps’ Users, Mines Personal Data from Wireless Headphone App, Lawsuit Alleges

By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017 • Plaintiff Kyle Zak alleges in a class-action lawsuit that Bose spies on wireless headphone users, collecting intensely personal data through Bose Connect app, and shares with data-mining firm Segment.io in violation of Federal Wiretap Act.

Research: Consumers Will Share Personal Data for Money

By CE Pro Editors · April 26, 2016 • About 70% of consumers agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a global survey of consumers sponsored by Intel Security.

Privacy Complaint over Samsung Smart TV Voice Control is ‘Epic Overreaction’

By Julie Jacobson · March 5, 2015 • Privacy advocate EPIC asks FTC to investigate Samsung for collecting users’ voice commands for its SmartTV speech recognition engine. Complaint is ‘epic overreaction,’ says CEA's Gary Shapiro.