Apple puts user data info downloaded songs’ metadata

by Josh Kimball

Personally identifying data (like your account information) is being embedded in downloaded iTunes songs. And while that previously wouldn’t have drawn much notice, the introduction of DRM-free songs on iTunes gives it new meaning. The metadata would, of course, allow one to see who had posted the songs on filesharing networks, but Ars Technica also posits that Big Media care greatly around “casual piracy” – buying songs for buddies – as well.

Bottom line: Don’t let your friends listen to your music. It’s wrong. And sick.

[via Ars Technica]