Spotify knows what you did the last G88gle search session!

March 22, 2021
By Bogomil Shopov
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I had a strange situation:

  • I was using G**gle Translate to transform some string from English to a few of the languages spoken in Indian to greet my teem better.
  • A few days after that, I opened my Spotify app, and surprise – my recommendation feed was full of newly discovered Indian songs.

The “coincidence” is not a discovery for sure; this is happening a lot. Just be aware that whatever you do in G**ge is visible to multiple other parties. 

And it’s not just G**gle. It’s almost every service that comes to you for “free”. It’s not Free; it’s you that they sell for big $ to other companies.

Continue reading about the Spotify ethical violations from here.

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

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