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Authored by: ThePeterFiles on Apr 16, '05 12:12:31AM

Credit card terms limit your legal liability if your information is lost or stolen

In response to the poster who was concerned about registering at the iTunes store for fear the Apple database would be hacked and his credit card information would be stolen:

1) People who worry about this kind of thing usually don't use credit cards to buy anything on the internet.

2) Usually, outside of firewall issues, this data is usually seriously encrypted. And you can bet that at every matior e-tailer efforts have been massively upgraded recently to make sure that their sites are secure.

3) The most you can lose from this kind of theft is $50 and in this kind of theft apple may have legal liability for the loss, I am not a lawyer though ihave played one on the stage.

4) There is no number 4.

5) You may have noticed that credit card companies have been asking more security questions during transactions lately, both online and at the register. This trend is likely to increase and soon.

6)As two other posters have pointed out in replies to sub-posts that I would like to bring up to the higher level - you do NOT need a credit card to open up and iTunes account. In fact, a paypal account will do. And other alternatives including redeeming Pepsi caps may do for a start.

For awhile by the way, Apple was in fact encouraging users to SWITCH from credit cards to Paypal and was giving away 5 free songs to do so. I think that deal is over, but you might want to check or watch for it to come back.

7) Intense loyalty to the, oh, Rest in Peace John Paul II.

8) No matter how cool something like iTunes is - there is always someone - especially those working at Microsoft, oops, a few managers at Microsoft, most of the Staff uses iPods and iTunes - willing to find some reason pee on it. Even if they use it. I imagine someone looked at fire for the first time and said "Yeah, but it probably won't be any good at getting any women."

This is not to say that caution in Internet transactions is unneeded, but Apple is a fairly good bet.

That kind of post does make you wonder if bringing in a post like that is worth extra points in a Microsoft Performance Review nowdays. LOL.

Peter

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