callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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Today I am very annoyed about …

…the BBC’s insistence that you sign in to listen to the iPlayer. This morning, I particularly want to hear Mike Brearley’s views on Eoin Morgan’s captaincy (link on the BBC's cricket page) but I can’t because I will not sign in. Some friends and I were discussing this issue the other day and one person said that she and her husband invented names and facts about themselves to register. And why not? I can see no reason at all why the BBC should know my date of birth and other personal information. Isn’t it bad enough that Google, Apple, Amazon and other giants already know all about you? At the moment I still have the option on the TV iPlayer to ‘continue without signing in’ but who knows how long that will last? I think it’s a monstrous invasion of privacy.
Tags: cricket, radio, television

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