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steviebuk Silver badge

Although I like the BBC...

...I don't like the forced sign in on the iplayer now. Although you appear to be able to bypass that on the TV. However, what does annoy me is they claimed they wouldn't use the info for checking on licence fee payers (got no issue with the licence fee if it gets rid of ads. After all people pay for Sky and Virgin). However, they are now using it to get an idea about licence fee paying.

What person decided this forced login was a good idea? Now their database is starting to feel up with details such as

Mr Fuck Off (and other funny variations)

Who lives in a random location in the UK (whatever random post code I put in)

who's e-mail address is variations of fuckoff@fuckoff.com

And if they turn on e-mail verification at some point, then the use of the throwaway e-mail site will just be used.

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