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Spotify updates its controversial privacy policy

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According to the new policy, there are two categories of information Spotify collects. The first is “information that we must have in order for you to use Spotify,” which includes things like your name, IP address, the music you listen to, and some sensor information to allow it to rotate videos. The second is “information that enables us to offer you additional features.” This second part is what got the company in trouble. Now, it’s noting that it “never receive any of the following information unless you expressly choose to share it.” – Aaron Souppouris, Engadget

The fight for the open internet isn’t over

The Open Internet order consists of three “bright-line rules” that both traditional ISPs (like Comcast) and mobile broadband providers (like T-Mobile) must adhere to: no blocking, no throttling and no paid prioritization. […] At its core, then, the order is pretty simple. But it’s 313 pages for a reason: How legislation like this is interpreted is very important, and there needs to be as few gray areas as possible. It’s in this explanation and expansion that any order succeeds or fails in its goals. The FCC has got things right for the most part, but the Open Internet order is not without its problems. – Aaron Souppouris, Engadget
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