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howisya
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Thu Apr-20-17 11:54 AM

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"bose offers alternative to last.fm"


  

          

scrobbles your plays instead to a company called segment

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353181/lawsuit-claims-bose-wireless-headphones-are-spying-on-you

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
i forgot all about last.fm
Apr 21st 2017
1
so has google
Apr 21st 2017
2
      Same here.
Apr 23rd 2017
5
      i thought CBS bought em
Apr 24th 2017
6
           they did
Apr 24th 2017
7
                I've been using it since 2008.
Apr 24th 2017
8
                     same
Apr 24th 2017
9
The story is really troubling
Apr 23rd 2017
3
notice how quiet bose has been about this
Apr 23rd 2017
4

hardware
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Fri Apr-21-17 10:15 AM

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1. "i forgot all about last.fm"
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howisya
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Fri Apr-21-17 10:55 AM

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2. "so has google"
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from page 1 search result to uncharted territory ever since last.fm pulled a myspace

i still like it for my data, but they ruined everything else

  

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LeroyBumpkin
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5. "Same here."
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>i still like it for my data, but they ruined everything else

Love the data. I use it once a year to curate "best of" playlists.

@dseals | @digife
https://digife.com

  

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hardware
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6. "i thought CBS bought em"
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howisya
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7. "they did"
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that was the start of the downfall. they launched a "beta" version a couple years ago that stripped the site of most of its (best) features in favor of an incomplete but slicker design. they've yet to take the site out of the supposed beta and restore most of those features. scrobbling is one of the few user features remaining (as it should be, considering it is the core feature and reason for being).

  

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LeroyBumpkin
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8. "I've been using it since 2008."
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Like actively using it.

I'm just waiting for the day it just doesn't exist anymore.

I mean really, I'm surprised it's still here.

@dseals | @digife
https://digife.com

  

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howisya
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9. "same"
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if you look where the site admin communicate, it looks like the platform is abandoned. some of those features were supposed to have returned a year or two ago. i expect one day i'll check my plays and find the site gone.

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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Sun Apr-23-17 12:27 AM

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3. "The story is really troubling"
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It's bad enough that usage data is shared with companies and organizations that a user isn't aware of, but to then take the data without consent is invasive.

The $5M amount is way too low. A higher figure ought to be granted in order to set a precedent in similar cases.

  

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howisya
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Sun Apr-23-17 09:21 AM

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4. "notice how quiet bose has been about this"
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they want this to go away

it wouldn't surprise me if this doesn't make the news again

  

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