Spotify Wants to Track Your Location so Friends Don’t Use a Family Plan

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In more location tracking news today, Spotify wants to track yours because non-family members sometimes use Family Plans *gasp!*.

“The changes to the policy allow Spotify to arbitrarily use the location of an individual to ascertain if they continue to reside at the same address when using a family account, and it’s unclear how often Spotify will query users’ devices for this information,” said Christopher Weatherhead, technology lead for UK watchdog group Privacy International, adding that there are “worrying privacy implications.”

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Spotify Wants to Track Your Location so Friends Don’t Use a Family Plan

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  1. archimedes

    Violating your customers’ privacy isn’t a good look, Spotify.
    Perhaps GDPR will have something to say about this.

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