How to stop Spotify

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

At the end of July Spotify announced on its blog that it had submitted an iPhone edition of its popular music-streaming app over to “the nice people at Apple” for approval.

That all sounds very simple doesn’t it? Well, think again.

As a number of commentators have pointed out, an iPhone version of Spotify could be a rather compelling competitor to Apple’s iTunes music store. iTunes gets you to reach into your pocket to pay for music to download to your computer or iPhone, Spotify offers you free – and yet completely legal – access to streaming music.

So, it could be argued that it might be in Apple’s best business interests to ban the Spotify app from their App Store. But, such an action is likely to…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.