Ah, the internet and unscrupulous digital entrepreneurs never cease to amaze the technology-conscious. If you are a fan of Irish boyband rockers U2, then you have by now no doubt heard that you will be able to download the group’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ free through Apple’s iTunes.

Well, it seems as though there are some people out there who are trying to dupe U2-hungry fans into clicking on links that will take you to the nether regions of the internet – which is always a bad thing.

The album can be accessed on iTune here, but there shouldn’t actually be any reason why you shouldn’t have it already waiting for you in your favourite music player. All you have to do to access, download and listen to the tracks is open iTunes, sign into your account, click on the ‘Purchased’ tab, and the tracks should be right there for your enjoyment.

But while there is a legitimate threat that you might end up downloading a virus if you click on links that aren’t official, it seems as though some people couldn’t resist the urge to poke fun at the multi-million album selling band.

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Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.