For current political commentary, see the daily political notes.
RMS's Bio | The GNU Project
Like most "music screaming" dis-services, Spotify is based on proprietary malware (DRM and snooping). Recently it demanded users submit to increased snooping, and some are starting to realize that it is nasty.
However, it was nasty all along. Any "service" that is based on discouraging or impeding people from having their own copies is a scheme to interfere with sharing.
This article shows the twisted ways that they present snooping as a way to serve users better — never mind whether they want that. This is a typical example of the attitude of the proprietary software industry towards those they have subjugated.
Spotify will invite musicians to compete for publicity by cutting their tiny share of the company's income.
Spotify can tell whether users are happy or sad, based on what they listen to. It will use that data to manipulate them. The data will sooner or later be combined with other personal data, to control people according to the corporate will.
To protect yourself from this tracking, do as I do — get an actual copy of the song, and listen to it with free software. Then no company will know what you are listening to.
Out, out, damned Spotify!
Copyright (c) 2015, 2016 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.