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Monthly Archives: September 2011

A letter to Pandora regarding its new look, and increasingly close relationship with Facebook

I am a Pandora One subscriber, though I’m starting to doubt that I will continue to be after my subscription expires next year.  Since I use the Pandora One Desktop applet, I was unaware until very recently of your recent interface overhaul, which seems to be the next stage in a partership between Pandora and Facebook that I was already exceedingly uncomfortable about.  As far as I can tell, your new interface is either designed to replicate the Facebook experience, or directly interface with Facebook’s own code in an even more integral fashion than before, or both.  Whatever the underlying rationale, I wanted to express my extreme dismay at your ongoing choice to incorporate into the Pandora site more and more elements (including tons of privacy infringing javascript) of what I consider to be one of the most unappealing and hazardous sites on the Internet.

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