It Wasn't Just Spotify That Was Leaking Free Music, So Was iTunes

By Sam Gibbs on at

After some canny developer discovered that you could simply download unprotected MP3s straight off Spotify's web player, it seems you could do the same with the iTunes stream of Daft Punk's new Random Access Memories album.

The entire full-length 74-minute stream could be captured and saved unprotected by a simply using an HTTP sniffer to root out the URL of the stream. To make matters worse, it seems it's not just Daft Punk Apple was leaking out like a busted tap -- the trick seems to work with other pre-release streaming albums too.

Not good for a company that's attempting to set up a new streaming service, although a boon for pirates everywhere. [9to5Mac]