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Spotify and “Privacy”

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There have been several reports lately on how Spotify is leveraging user data and re-selling it to make money.  This article is about what happens when you pre-save an upcoming album on the service.  

 

I am not a Customer of Spotify but I do use others and this makes me wonder what they do.  Over time I will see what I can dig up and share for each service I use.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8517869/when-you-listen-they-watch-pre-saving-albums-allow-labels-track-users-spotify

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On 6/28/2019 at 5:57 PM, bobfa said:

There have been several reports lately on how Spotify is leveraging user data and re-selling it to make money.  This article is about what happens when you pre-save an upcoming album on the service.  

 

I am not a Customer of Spotify but I do use others and this makes me wonder what they do.  Over time I will see what I can dig up and share for each service I use.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8517869/when-you-listen-they-watch-pre-saving-albums-allow-labels-track-users-spotify

Do you know if this was impacting paid users or "free" subscribers? For free subscribers I would somehow understand it, as nothing is ever "free".

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1 hour ago, Musicophile said:

Do you know if this was impacting paid users or "free" subscribers? For free subscribers I would somehow understand it, as nothing is ever "free".

 

if you are not a paying customer, then you are the product that is being sold


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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11 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

 

if you are not a paying customer, then you are the product that is being sold

And if you are a paying customer, you are still the product that is being sold. Unless we get radically different privacy laws, it will stay that way - as long as you use the internet. 


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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS >SOtM Lan Isolator>Bricasti M5 Network Player >Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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1 hour ago, firedog said:

And if you are a paying customer, you are still the product that is being sold. Unless we get radically different privacy laws, it will stay that way - as long as you use the internet. 

Well, while GDPR is far from perfect, it at least it has partially the right intention 

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