As we watch Americans sue over everything from margarine to the car you’re in there comes a new one.
A man in Illinois is suing Bose, the people who make speakers and headphones.
He alleges their app collects information on your listening habits and sells that data to third parties without your permission.
He believes revealing whether your listen to rap or Rachmaninoff, can tell a marketer a lot about everything from your politics to your personality.
The same would apparently go for your choice in audio books and podcasts.
Of course, none of this has been proven in court and Bose has yet to respond.
Does it matter to you if someone knows what you are listening to?
If it is true and you want to really mess with the data miners, you could leave your headphones on the bedside table overnight, plugged into a mix of Mozart and Bluegrass, and a podcast on the density of a continuous random variable.
Let me know what you think about cadence surveillance.