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Old 5th June, 2007, 09:21 AM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Umm, why is this suddenly an issue? Apple have been putting exactly the same information in the tracks that contain DRM.

Originally Posted by ars technica
Apple embeds your account information in all songs sold on the store, not just DRM-free songs. Previously it wasn't much of a big deal, since no one could imagine users sharing encrypted, DRMed content. But now that DRM-free music from Apple is on the loose, the hidden data is more significant since it could theoretically be used to trace shared tunes back to the original owner. It must also be kept in mind that this kind of information could be spoofed.
I fail to see why people are making such a big fuss about this, when they're quite happy to allow malware take control of their machines and spew spam out over the internet (and make the occasional DDoS attack). I think some perspective might be in order first - after all, those who are criminally minded would much prefer your bank account details to a few itunes tracks.
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