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    Meh, I guess Im not too worried about the information they get on me. It sucks, dont get me wrong, but 1000's of companies do it. Wont be long until Slacker does the same. Until there is a concrete law forcing these companies to stop it, we wont see any changes.



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    Re: If you're using Pandora it's time to switch to Slacker

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Meh, I guess Im not too worried about the information they get on me. It sucks, dont get me wrong, but 1000's of companies do it. Wont be long until Slacker does the same. Until there is a concrete law forcing these companies to stop it, we wont see any changes.
    Or users could vote with their feet and make use of products that don't do such activities and let the market punish those who misuse their trust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Meh, I guess Im not too worried about the information they get on me. It sucks, dont get me wrong, but 1000's of companies do it. Wont be long until Slacker does the same. Until there is a concrete law forcing these companies to stop it, we wont see any changes.
    Slacker has subscriptions so it won't happen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Slacker has subscriptions so it won't happen.
    Pandora does subscribing as well. Are they collecting on their free accounts only?



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    Re: If you're using Pandora it's time to switch to Slacker

    Privacy's just a myth at this point.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Privacy's just a myth at this point.
    This is how I feel. I dont like it, but its alot like government. Our vote isnt as strong as some would think. For every one person who stands against it, there are 20 who dont know/dont care. Power unfortunately is in the hands of the person or group who is willing to sue. Just not alot who can afford it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Pandora does subscribing as well. Are they collecting on their free accounts only?
    I didn't realize that. This is referring to the mobile app only. Are there ads in the mobile app if you're a subscriber? There's no ads in Slacker's mobile app. At least not if you're subscriber.



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    Re: If you're using Pandora it's time to switch to Slacker

    As far as the computer version is concerned. I would switch to Grooveshark.



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    Oh, if you're using an Android phone and rooted try AdFree. It blocks apps from contacting the most popular ad servers and it updates it's list daily or on demand.



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    How dare they share my age and gender, or that I live in the midwest!!!!! Get a life people, if it was real personal information then maybe people would care.

    I don't understand what the big deal is? They are offering you an outstanding service for free. You are going to get the ads anyways, why not let them make a tad more money for the FREE service they are giving you by having the ads better targeted to you.

    God forbid I would have to see an ad for a business that operates in my area gears toward young males rather than one for One a Day for women. Such a breach of privacy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I didn't realize that. This is referring to the mobile app only. Are there ads in the mobile app if you're a subscriber? There's no ads in Slacker's mobile app. At least not if you're subscriber.
    Yeah they pull the ads for subscription. Im too cheap to pay for it though... =)

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    As far as the computer version is concerned. I would switch to Grooveshark.
    Grooveshark is getting pulled from Android isnt it? I think Apple pulled it from itunes as well. The pc one is good, I have used it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    How dare they share my age and gender, or that I live in the midwest!!!!! Get a life people, if it was real personal information then maybe people would care.

    I don't understand what the big deal is? They are offering you an outstanding service for free. You are going to get the ads anyways, why not let them make a tad more money for the FREE service they are giving you by having the ads better targeted to you.

    God forbid I would have to see an ad for a business that operates in my area gears toward young males rather than one for One a Day for women. Such a breech of privacy!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    How dare they share my age and gender, or that I live in the midwest!!!!! Get a life people, if it was real personal information then maybe people would care.

    I don't understand what the big deal is? They are offering you an outstanding service for free. You are going to get the ads anyways, why not let them make a tad more money for the FREE service they are giving you by having the ads better targeted to you.

    God forbid I would have to see an ad for a business that operates in my area gears toward young males rather than one for One a Day for women. Such a breach of privacy!

    Completely agree. Maybe I'm biased because I work in the advertising business or maybe I'm just more informed, but none of the information that these sites are gathering are personal what so ever. The Census collects more personal information than they do and you don't even have a choice for that. I would much rather someone know that I'm a young male that lives in WI and serve me ads that are relevant. By the way, while your bashing Pandora for knowing your gender, location and music taste, stop and think for about two seconds how much information Facebook probably has about you.

    I'll let you chew on that for a while.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jl112481 View Post
    Completely agree. Maybe I'm biased because I work in the advertising business or maybe I'm just more informed, but none of the information that these sites are gathering are personal what so ever. The Census collects more personal information than they do and you don't even have a choice for that. I would much rather someone know that I'm a young male that lives in WI and serve me ads that are relevant. By the way, while your bashing Pandora for knowing your gender, location and music taste, stop and think for about two seconds how much information Facebook probably has about you.

    I'll let you chew on that for a while.
    I'd say quite the opposite. Did you even read the article? They are collecting the android_id which is a unique identifier for your device. That's pretty personal if you ask me.



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