So, we all know that Coldplay released their single Violet Hill as a free MP3 download. What I did not know was that when you gave them your email address, they automatically subscribed you to their newsletter without a disclaimer and without giving you the option to not do this.
Yet I have now been getting email from Coldplay with things like how to win tickets to shows and why I might want to pre-order the album.
Of course, they do give you the option to unsubscribe to this newsletter. But in 2008 when privacy concerns are the highest they’ve ever been and spam is absolutely out of control, it is simply not acceptable to sign up anyone to any kind of mailing list without their knowledge or consent.5 years ago