You can use a Sandisk. There are other MP3 players.
This is a trend. There's a big discussion on Firefox about adding some kind instant connection to social media and a few other things now done automatically. A lot of people are simply too damn lazy to figure out how to get where they want to go, apparently they are the majority of the buyers, or else the only ones that fill out forms on how the product is liked.
In FX, you wind up editing about:config to get rid of the crap.
The other reason is that business and government want lots of data, and the more they can get, the better. I just saw a blurb about a bed that records what kind of sleep you are getting. That info should be between you and a doctor, but marketing wants to sell you bedding, a new bed, something to kill outside sounds, etc.
You need fora to find out exactly what the story is, and since I see a lot more new people posting - I have a glimmer of hope.
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