Apple fans have concerns, the sexy man sends those concerns to Apple via a sexy letter.
Re: U2 “Songs of not so innocents”
Written by Copper
Recently, you and the band U2 had decided it would be a good idea to take the band’s new album “Songs of Innocence” and release it to every iDevice connected to the iCloud…And you don’t seem to understand why this is a bad thing. You don’t seem to grasp how this is an invasion of privacy. In fact, the lead singer of U2, Bono, has even said himself: “For the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail.”
That’s the wrong attitude to have, sir. And let me explain why.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the recent hacking of the iCloud that lead to a lot of celebrities’ pictures being leaked onto the net. This caused a lot of fuss about whether or not the security of the iCloud is good enough. Apple denied any faults in their system, saying “After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet.” After which, they recommended two-step verification to ensure the files in your iCloud are never breached by any hackers.
Well, Apple…I’ve got news for you. That two-step verification? The numerous safe-guards in place to keep our account details safe? The reassuring statements made that the iCloud is perfectly secure? It all came crumbling down the moment you released that album via the iCloud.
The majority of people aren’t mad because they don’t like U2, they’re mad because of the principle of the matter. When you distribute an album unknowingly to millions of users, there’s going to be backlash. Why? Because there wasn’t any warning. There wasn’t even a check for confirmation. You just dumped the album on everyone, and left them bewildered and upset that their so called “security” doesn’t really do much to protect them from things like this, especially from the company that offered said security.
And as for Bono trying to guilt us into checking them out, let’s not even go there. Because his analogy doesn’t work. The album wasn’t in our junk mail, it was in our library. Our iTunes account had it, and until recently, we couldn’t remove it. Junk mail you can get rid of. Your album wasn’t junk mail, it was spam in our inbox. It wasn’t welcome, and it wasn’t needed.
Maybe next time you try and do good, think it through. I’m sure millions of people loved the idea of getting this great album but maybe a warning or coupon code would have been a better solutions?