Perhaps we should wait until the story is confirmed before launching the boycott because right now it sounds like utter bullshit.
How, exactly, are these wireless headphones sending this information back to Bose? Do they have a built in GSM modem to send back the data? Wouldn't that be a bit expensive and obvious the moment anyone takes them apart?
Alternatively, do these headphones need some kind of special driver to work? If so, does that mean they only work with certain devices, you can't, for example, use generic Bluetooth or plug some kind of linked transmitter in to an arbitrary MP3 player or TV or sound system? The headphones can only be used with a supported, Internet connected. Android or Apple device, or PC?
Because that seems... a little unlikely. I mean, imagine buying a set of headphones and finding you can only use them with certain devices. That'd piss me off.
The article quite possibly says something else, that it's an optional Bose MP3 player app or something that's sending the data. But the summary is, well, it may be right, in which case the filers of the lawsuit are about to get their ass handed to them, or it's false, in which case... it's false.
Either way, I wouldn't start a boycott yet.