Monday, February 23, 2009

The anonymice and TechCrunch

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Who cares about facts? We're never going to be held responsible for what we say. denies data handover to RIAA has hit out at an uncorroborated report that alleged the music streaming website passed user data over to the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA).

The CBS-owned outfit responded angrily to a report posted late Friday by TechCrunch that cited an unsourced rumour, which claimed handed over a “giant dump of user data to track down people who are scrobbling unreleased tracks" to the RIAA.

Ever notice how these fiascos invariably involve anonymous sources?

Edit -
Andy Beal on blogging as a form of rumor control.

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