Reviewed September 29th, 2020
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Bose 700 Wireless Headphones

Bose Corporation
3/10

Summary

The Bose 700 headphones are noise cancelling headphones that are AR-equipped. They make use of motion sensors that detect head orientation and body movement along with location data to offer you audio content tailored to you. The headphones can be purchased for $400.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

The Bose 700 headphones use a microphone and location data for its typical functions, which Bose has been known to share with third party companies. Be aware that by using this product, Bose will most likely know your whereabouts and many of your preferences and personal data.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Bose can acquire your information while using their headphones and share it with other companies without your knowledge or consent. They have recently been called out for doing so and are fighting a class action lawsuit as a result.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Comfortable.
  • Excellent noise cancelling.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Headphones collect personal data which is often shared with other companies.
  • Battery life is lacking.
  • More expensive than several competitors.
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