So U2 gave their album out for free to 500 million iphone users. Only nobody asked them for it. I was as shocked as anyone when I saw U2’s album had automatically downloaded into my iphone without my permission. How does U2 and Apple have the right to invade my own personal device? I mean, Obama can’t even do that. And you’re trying to force feed me your music that is so uniquely personal to each and every individual? Get the heck out of here. I felt totally violated. And I’m even a fan of U2. Well, at least their old stuff…. What happens if the automatically downloaded U2 album pushes the iphone user above their data plan? I would be livid if that happened.

Thankfully, there’s been a public backlash over this and I’m not the only one alone holding a pitchfork. Apple seems to be actually listening. They’ve publicly apologized and are trying to correct the situation. If you want to remove their album (ironically called “Songs of Innocenseâ€) like me, you can now download an app from this link.

Hopefully a lesson has been learned here for future Orwellian artists’ and it will never happen again.


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