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Here's how it could be misused
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 12, '06 11:15:19PM

A parent with a spotless reputation allows younger family member to use her Mac. That person downloads a song with a name like "Let's Get Butt Naked and F___" from some illegal source.

Parent later opens iTunes and finds recommendations for songs that offend her -- or perhaps cause trouble for the young user involved. Thus, 2 people might have a grievance against the iTMS for leaving traces of what young user was listening to.

Coincidentally, said parent is running for city council, and opposition or local journalist wardrives her home and finds "smutty songs" on her computer and "exposes" parent as purchaser of pornographic entertainment on the Internet. Well, that has nothing to do with the iTMS, but it makes a good story.

That's just a few scenarios. The obvious scenario is that iTMS notes all the titles our young user has illegally downloaded and shares list with RIAA.


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