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November 3: REAL Networks Admits Collecting Data

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Jeffrey Powers

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November 3: REAL Networks Admits Collecting Data

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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.

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