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Playlist privacy issues? It takes just three songs to identify someone.

Playlist privacy issues? It takes just three songs to identify someone.
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Do you think you can identify a person based on just their music taste? Well, researchers say you can!


A study taken in Tel Aviv showed that 80% - 100% of participants were able to easily identify their peers based off of three songs in a playlist. The point of the study was to identify if music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify are able to easily gather enough personal information of a person based on their choice in music.


“Music can become a form of characterization, and even an identifier. It provides commercial companies like Google and Spotify with additional and more in-depth information about us as users of these platforms. On the other hand, this knowledge can be used as a bridge between people and perhaps in the future lead to the creation of new diagnostic methods and fascinating intervention programs that will make use of people’s favorite music.”


With that being said, we want to know if you can identify THIS Morning Show announcer based on the following songs:

1. Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
2. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
3. Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

What do you think? Do you know who’s playlist these songs would be featured in? Let us know in the comments!

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