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    Day 683673 (roughly) in the big brother house...

    Yet another way for a company to track what the people in the world are doing.. Introducing:
    iTunes Ping!

    I could be wrong, but isn't this just another way for Apple to track what music you are listening to?

    So now:
    - Tesco knows that I'm buying
    - Google (supposedly) knows what website I visit (the whole Google Chrome sending reports back to HQ)
    - Facebook knows.. well almost everything
    - Several companies know where I am going
    - iTunes knows what I'm listening too

    Soon I expect toilet duck to know each time I flush to toilet...

    I'm not usually one to worry about these internet things, but is this getting stupid. Reminds me of the film V for Vendetta

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    Music tracking I dont mind too much, especially not through Apple, as I buy precisely none of it through them anyway
    Also voluntarily shared my music habits for years with last.fm scrobbling

    In most other cases though I dont like being tracked...little info on facebook and certainly no use of 'places' or anything similar

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    Yeh, the whole FB places thing gets me, when people check into work.... does the burglar check into your house?

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