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Pandora To Use Zip Code To Target Political Ads

MAR 20, 2014 – The online music streaming service Pandora has long targeted users by their musical preferences and zip codes to target musical suggestions and ads, will now be using that same information to sell and target political ads. For instance, if your musical  preference is Toby Keith and your zip code is in a Republican-leaning district, Pandora can sell ads to Republican political ad firms with the selling point they can target likely Republican-voting users. So if the next time you are listening to Bruce Springsteen and you live in a Democratic-leaning district, you might hear a Democratic or progressive 501c4 political ad. Read more on Campaigns&Elections.

Hip-Hop Blog Collateral Damage in Government’s “War On Piracy”?

With all this talk about SOPA and PIPA, JTMP has learned that the hip-hop blog site OnSmash.com, a site featuring agents and promotional music, was shut down by the government in November of 2010, with an affidavit alleging it had facilitated copyright infringement. The founder soon opened up a new domain, FreeOnSmash.com. Some are saying this is an example of collateral damage in the government's overzealous "war on piracy".

Read more on RawStory here.

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