Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Turn It Up!

I don't have or know much about Spotify, a music service in Europe, but Ben Goldacre reports that it has potentially distressing privacy issues for those who don't care to have their information shared widely.

It's an interesting example of the way that some of these social networking features seem to view things. Why wouldn't everyone want everyone else to know exactly what music they're playing at all times?

It seems like a vision of the internet as a crowded apartment building where everyone lives next door to everyone else and the walls are thin. And the keyholes are large and easy to peek through.

It's so easy to know what your neighbors are doing! And it's cool, because we're all good friends.

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