Reviewed October 6th, 2020
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Bose SoundSport Wireless

Bose Corporation
7/10

Summary

Technically, these earbuds are not wireless. However, they are sporty and easy to wear. However, sometimes you may lose them. Because of this, Bose teamed up with Tile to integrate the tracking feature. The Tile's "community find" feature will let other people know where your headphones are as well.

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?

It is possible Bose could use your information when you are using the headphones, and share it with others without your consent. Currently, Bose is fight a class action lawsuit because of this. Also, the Tile community-find feature shows where your lost object is to a lot of people. Some may take your item until your item is out of range. You'll have to trust the kindness of strangers.

How Does It Share Your Data?

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

Bose may share de-identified data with anyone and shares data with analytics service providers.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Tile's tracking feature to help find lost earphones.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Bose is facing class action lawsuit for sharing people's information without their consent.
  • Tile's tracking for lost items can be dependent on strangers' kindness.
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