COMPANY: Apple
WHEN: June 2007
WHAT HAPPENED: Tech sites found the AAC audio tracks sold in Apple's iTunes Music Store to contain the user's personal data, including the name and email addresses of the buyer.
COMPLEX SAYS: Steve Jobs on his big brother ish? No way! Yes, way. With music labels crazily paranoid about the sharing of their product, it makes sense for Apple to placate them by offering to track each and every file. The Electronic Freedom Foundation reported that on top of the name and email addresses of buyers, they also found additional information they believe could be used to "watermark" tracks purchased from iTunes so the buyer could be found if the song makes its way to Rapidshare.