toggle

AAPL Stock: 101.06 ( + 0.1 )

News Archive for 07/06/02

Choose an article from the archive listing on this page or refine your selection using the controls in the gray box below.

Yearly Archives: Archives:

2000

2001

2002

Of:  /  / 

  

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

 

Apple mum on DRM-free music privacy issues

06/02, 3:45pm

DRM-free music privacy

Apple has declined to comment on why it stores users' names and emails in its DRM-free music offered through iTunes. Earlier this week, the company officially launched its higher quality, DRM-free music with the release of iTunes 7.2, which brought a few growing pains. EMI's historic agreement with Apple removes any copyright protection on music, allowing users to playback music on virtually any device if they purchase the the more expensive DRM-free version of the song. However, now privacy advocates are beginning to question Apple's move to include the information with each song. Unlike competing services such as eMusic which offer DRM-free music without any strings attached, several sites reported that Apple embedded personal information such as a user's name and email.

SanDisk puts Sansa View on hold

06/02, 10:25am

SanDisk Sansa View on Hold

SanDisk is rethinking its decision to introduce the Sansa View, according to a company spokesman. The flash producer says that it wants to "re-scope" the device, which would have been the firm's first media player focused on video support. The move effectively postpones its release indefinitely, though the company's commitment to the View is still strong and that the release is a question of both a proper feature set and good timing, the spokesman says.

MacNN Sponsor

MacNN Newsletter

FREE Apple, iPhone and Mac Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    MacNN Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

    USB thumb drives are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But h ...

    Autodesk Smoke 2015

    Since May of this year, Autodesk has been shipping the highly anticipated update to its high-end post-production video editing suite, ...

    Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

    While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

    toggle

    Most Commented