Bogomil Shopov

Human. Artist. Hacker. I care about free and open-source software(F/LOSS), cybersecurity, ethical design, privacy, and technology. 20+ experience in technology. 40+ in being human. I encourage people to become better humans with heavy metal and technologies. I also promote technologies to be considerate of humans. Let's see how it goes!

Privacy · March 22, 2021

Spotify knows what you did the last G88gle search session!

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.