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The Return of the $50 Handshake: Spotify is Selling Your Fans Data Out the Back Door — Artist Rights Watch

July 25, 2016

What this comes down to is that you are driving fans to Spotify, Spotify is capturing their identifiable information, scraping that into data categories through pattern recognition and other data mining techniques and then profiling your fans to be resold to brands. It’s hard to believe that Google is not involved with this deal somehow. (Don’t forget that Kara Swisher reported in Re/Code that then Google head of business development joined the Spotify board.)

via The Return of the $50 Handshake: Spotify is Selling Your Fans Data Out the Back Door — Artist Rights Watch

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