Wednesday, 6 June 2007

iTune tracks contain details of who bought them.

Do you have an iPod?

Have you bought any tracks from iTunes since May 30th 2007?

Apparently tracks bought on iTunes since May 30th, whether free of DRM or not, have the full name and account information , including e-mail address, of who those bought them, imbedded within the file.

It is probably done as an anti-piracy measure to help track down anyone putting downloads on file-sharing sites.

Now if you should share a file, or have it stolen along with your iPod, the question you need to ask yourselves is:
”Do I feel lucky?”

How long before a utility program is produced which can strip out that information – and how safe will your ‘identity’ be then?

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