Catching the Podcasting Buzz
Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:19 UTC (Thu) by mermade
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> And what does it mean for Itunes 4.9 to have native support for podcasting?
Seemingly quite a bit in terms of privacy. Apple / iTunes are happily telling the world that "iTunes Podcast Subscriptions Top One Million in First Two Days" (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/jun/30podcast.html)
Presumably they know who those people are and to which podcasts they are subscribing. This aggregated data could be rather valuable to interested parties, for advertising or more sinister purposes.
What if the RIAA subpeona'd Apple to provide information on everyone who subscribed to any podcast containing copyright music...
I think I'll stick with iPodder, thanks.
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