Spotify and U2

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Spotify and U2
« on: January 28, 2021, 09:10:22 PM »
Spotify, play U2ís Exit, Youíre The Best Thing About Me, Until the End of the World, Discotheque, One Step Closer, Stand Up Comedy and Bullet the Blue Sky.

ďNew Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Usersí Speech to Recommend Music. The streaming platform is interested in extracting data points like emotional state, gender, age, and accent to hone its recommendations.Ē

https://pitchfork.com/news/new-spotify-patent-involves-monitoring-users-speech-to-recommend-music/amp/
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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 09:18:31 PM »
Spotify recommended this for me:


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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 09:51:13 PM »
I don't like this kind of technology.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 09:57:55 PM »
I don't like this kind of technology.

Itís frightening. Especially as the data will be sold to third parties like Facebook does.
The Edge: ď[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ĎYou know what? Weíre not going to second-guess any of this. Letís just go for it.íĒ

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 10:53:45 PM »
I don't like this kind of technology.

Itís frightening. Especially as the data will be sold to third parties like Facebook does.

Hereís a disturbing one from FB: last weekend, the missus was on a video call with our daughter and at one point they were talking about a particular type of product us men never use. So what do you think happened the next day? my wife started seeing adds for these products on her FB and IG feed. And she never searched the web for those, as sheís in full menopause.... FB, thatís the true Big Brother of our times.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 11:41:29 PM »
U2 actually needs to clean up their Spotify.  There are duplicates of Boy and Under a Blood Red Sky that says it came out in 2008, and there's like a million different versions of Joshua Tree.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 11:43:21 PM »
U2 actually needs to clean up their Spotify.  There are duplicates of Boy and Under a Blood Red Sky that says it came out in 2008, and there's like a million different versions of Joshua Tree.

Well, thereís a million reissues of TJT.

I know, I bought them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2021, 11:52:59 PM »
U2 actually needs to clean up their Spotify.  There are duplicates of Boy and Under a Blood Red Sky that says it came out in 2008, and there's like a million different versions of Joshua Tree.

Well, thereís a million reissues of TJT.

I know, I bought them.

I think they should have the super deluxe one with the original cover, and they should remove all the "remastered" tags.
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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 12:00:55 AM »
U2 actually needs to clean up their Spotify.  There are duplicates of Boy and Under a Blood Red Sky that says it came out in 2008, and there's like a million different versions of Joshua Tree.

Well, thereís a million reissues of TJT.

I know, I bought them.

I think they should have the super deluxe one with the original cover, and they should remove all the "remastered" tags.

Donít use Spotify personally, so I canít really comment. Will take your word, though.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 04:03:19 AM »
Peoole donít HAVE to use FB or Spotify. Further, users give permission for platforms like FB and Spotify to use their data when they tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box.

Donít like having your data used? Donít use FB or Spotify.

Simple.

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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 05:57:01 AM »
Peoole donít HAVE to use FB or Spotify. Further, users give permission for platforms like FB and Spotify to use their data when they tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box.

Donít like having your data used? Donít use FB or Spotify.

Simple.

LoveBucket

Itís impossible to roam the internet incognito. What device do you use, friend?
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2021, 07:11:47 AM »
Peoole donít HAVE to use FB or Spotify. Further, users give permission for platforms like FB and Spotify to use their data when they tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box.

Donít like having your data used? Donít use FB or Spotify.

Simple.

LoveBucket

Itís impossible to roam the internet incognito. What device do you use, friend?

It's entirely possible to roam the internet, for the most part, incognito although it requires a little effort.

I am not concerned about Spotify of FB using my data. This is because I ticked the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box. I really would urge anyone who is concerned about their data being used to not tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box and stay away from such platforms.

If one wishes to stay in touch with people, and remain incognito, one could, as an example, use a secure email service such as proton mail or an end to end encryption service such as whatsapp. Or make a good old fashioned phone call.

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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 07:21:28 AM »
Peoole donít HAVE to use FB or Spotify. Further, users give permission for platforms like FB and Spotify to use their data when they tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box.

Donít like having your data used? Donít use FB or Spotify.

Simple.

LoveBucket

Itís impossible to roam the internet incognito. What device do you use, friend?

It's entirely possible to roam the internet, for the most part, incognito although it requires a little effort.

I am not concerned about Spotify of FB using my data. This is because I ticked the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box. I really would urge anyone who is concerned about their data being used to not tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box and stay away from such platforms.

If one wishes to stay in touch with people, and remain incognito, one could, as an example, use a secure email service such as proton mail or an end to end encryption service such as whatsapp. Or make a good old fashioned phone call.

LoveBucket

I maintain itís impossible in practical terms. Just think about your banking operations, for example. You need to use the web, and once you do, youíre being tracked.

Btw, for FB, you can tick some options to see less targeted adds. They still track you, though. Hense, they still know about my porn addiction.  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2021, 07:32:28 AM »
Peoole donít HAVE to use FB or Spotify. Further, users give permission for platforms like FB and Spotify to use their data when they tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box.

Donít like having your data used? Donít use FB or Spotify.

Simple.

LoveBucket

Itís impossible to roam the internet incognito. What device do you use, friend?

It's entirely possible to roam the internet, for the most part, incognito although it requires a little effort.

I am not concerned about Spotify of FB using my data. This is because I ticked the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box. I really would urge anyone who is concerned about their data being used to not tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box and stay away from such platforms.

If one wishes to stay in touch with people, and remain incognito, one could, as an example, use a secure email service such as proton mail or an end to end encryption service such as whatsapp. Or make a good old fashioned phone call.

LoveBucket

I maintain itís impossible in practical terms. Just think about your banking operations, for example. You need to use the web, and once you do, youíre being tracked.

Btw, for FB, you can tick some options to see less targeted adds. They still track you, though. Hense, they still know about my porn addiction.  ;D

You are correct that one's banking operations are being tracked. However this was the case before online banking was a thing. My interpretation of being 'incognito' on the internet would involve anonymising my IP address and using a private browser.

Personally I have nothing to hide so don't bother with the precautions above. As for Spotify, there might be a patent in the making, but that doesn't mean they will be able to get away with listening to conversations. In fact, it seems highly unlikely unless the end user agreed to it.

I really would urge anyone who is concerned about their data being used to not tick the ĎI agree to the terms and conditionsí box and stay away from such platforms.

LoveBucket

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Re: Spotify and U2
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2021, 07:41:13 AM »