I have 2 concerns regarding Spotify that in my opinion qualifies as privacy breaches, and I therefore have some suggestions.
1. When I press "Delete" playlist on one of the playlists created and composed by myself in my left column the playlist is NOT in reality deleted.
The playlist lives on by itself in the cloud for anyone who subscribed to that list or knows the url even after I have "deleted" it. I think the concept and the wording is really misleading and it takes away my control of my own data: Either the wording in the right-click menu should be changed to "Unlink" OR the "Delete" option should have an additional tickbox named "Flush Playlist content before deletion".
2. If I share one of the playlists created by myself with one of my friends and that playlist is NOT set to "Published" in my profile it still becomes a "Published" playlist in the profile of my friend (if he/she has the autopublish preference turned on I believe and maybe regardless of the option as well). I think I myself should be in control of my own data and therefore decide if my playlist should be a "Published" playlist or not, even when my playlist is available to others via my friends. It is still MY playlist.
Is this a conscious blurring of privacy concerns because ultimately Spotify only cares about increasing clicks and not so much about respecting the privacy of its users?
When I sit down and listen to spotify I like to take time off from everything. However, it feels like spotify is just getting more and more connected to things! Now we have the facebook connect and recently it has started with a side tab that says "This is what your friends are listening to - updated in real time" . This tab got activated without my permission. I would like to have control over my account and would therefore request that you implement an option that turns of all sort of connection with social media networks. I know there's a similar function "private session" but this is automatically turned on and off when I have been inactive for a while. A simple button in preferences that turns all sort of connection not only the sharing of what I listen to but also what other people listen to would be great and ensure that I stick with spotify.
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