Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Look Out For Anontune

I don't know how I feel about this. The infamous Anonymous hacker activist group has launched a new social music streaming service called Anontune. The service is free and allows you to listen to music from multiple sources. It's similar to Grooveshark in that it doesn't host any of the music files itself; it simply searches for them on YouTube, Soundcloud and other sites, and will reportedly add MySpace and Yahoo as well as other sources soon.

According to the video that describes Anontune (which you can see below), "Anontune will never host any copyrighted music at any time, nor will it be streaming music. Rather than focus on the music itself, Anontune will instead focus upon information about the music. Information like were music is being distributed, how it is being used, and how it is discovered."

Anyone can try the service right now, although it's still reportedly pretty buggy. Security experts and copyright attorneys have also cautioned that it's probably a good idea to stay away, but it's at least something that you should be aware of.

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