Pandora makes your music public; time to think twice before listening to Justin Bieber

Pandora makes your music public; time to think twice before listening to Justin Bieber

Attention Pandora users: did you know that any personalized radio station you create using the site can be viewed by anyone on the internet that happens to know your email address? It’s true. According to an investigation by Ryan Singel of Wired, it appears that although Pandora acts like creating a new station is a private act, every station you create can be viewed by anyone who knows (or guesses) your email address. Guess it’s time to curb the Justin Bieber obsession and try and listen to that Sleigh Bells group that everyone is raving about, huh?

In the meantime, Singel uncovers a way to hide your personal radio stations from other inquiring minds by visiting this page and editing your profile to become private.

Phew, sigh of relief! If you need me, I’ll be listening to my Christian Rock Pandora station.

• Pandora: http://www.pandora.com

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