Recently it was reported that a class-action lawsuit had been filed against Bose. The lawsuit alleged that with the Bose companion smartphone app, its wireless headphones was capable of spying on users and could record data such as what songs you’ve listened to, the podcasts you’ve subscribed to, and so on.

It is kind of scary especially when you consider that headphones are devices meant to output sound, as opposed to recording them. However Bose has since issued a statement to the folks at Ausdroid where they (unsurprisingly) are denying the allegations made against them, claiming that the customer’s information is not recorded, sold, or that it can be used to identify you.

The statement reads, “We understand the nature of Class Action lawsuits. And we’ll fight the inflammatory, misleading allegations made against us through the legal system. Nothing is more important to us than your trust. We work tirelessly to earn and keep it, and have for over 50 years. That’s never changed, and never will. In the Bose Connect App, we don’t wiretap your communications, we don’t sell your information, and we don’t use anything we collect to identify you – or anyone else – by name.”

We’re not sure what will become of this lawsuit and whether or not Bose will be successful in defending against it, but either way the company does seem to be pretty adamant about how its app is completely safe to use as far as your privacy is concerned.

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