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Spotify Connects to Facebook, Then Adds Privacy Mode

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In one of the many changes made by Facebook in recent weeks was a little known one that [URL="http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2011/09/28/spotify-tries-to-soothe-angry-users-over-facebook-conditions/"]Spotify required you to have a Facebook account[/URL] AND connect the two together. Spotify users are not required to share all the music they are listening too, but the connection needed to be there. This presents an obvious problem for music lovers who don't "like" Facebook and for younger Spotify users who enjoy exploring new (and old) music but whose parents don't want them on Facebook. As was the case with the author of the [URL="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=159543"]MediaPost[/URL] article on this topic.

Spotify received quite a bit of complaints about this new partnership feature and today it was announced that Spotify rolled out an update to the facebook app that [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/09/29/spotify-private-listening/"]allows users to hide their music listening stream data from auto-posting to Facebook[/URL].

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UPDATE: More fire on Facebook & Spotify partnership from the media:
[URL="http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110926/15102916100/how-not-to-make-music-social-way-spotify-facebook-did-it.shtml"]
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110926/15102916100/how-not-to-make-music-social-way-spotify-facebook-did-it.shtml

[URL="http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/370168/spotify-defends-facebook-sign-up-requirement"]http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/370168/spotify-defends-facebook-sign-up-requirement
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[URL="http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/spotify-responds-to-facebook-link-up-criticism/"]http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/spotify-responds-to-facebook-link-up-criticism/
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[URL]http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/money/spotify-faces-backlash-over-facebook-requirement-dpgonc-20110927-fc_15214952[/URL]


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