November 3, 1999: REAL Networks Admits to Data Collection
1999 – Real Networks admits to collecting data without telling users with their software program RealJukebox player. When the issue was brought up by a competitor, Real apologized and issued a patch to change the collection process. For any software to collect data, they must inform you and give you an option to opt out.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 3
- UMax releases PowerPC Mac
- Godzilla is released
- McAfee manager arrested for laundering money