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Somewhat technically incorrect
Authored by: macevangelist on Jan 11, '06 08:02:00AM

Quote:
So at a minimum, artist and title information must be being sent to the music store, each and every time you listen to a new song.

Fact:
The mini store content changes ONLY when the selection changes to another SINGLE track or SINGLE album.

When the next song begins playing the mini store content does NOT change even though the song might be or might not be from the same artist or album.

When the user hits the appropriate buttons or presses the keyboard shortcuts for the next or previous song the mini store content, again, does NOT change.

So if Apple wants to collect data on what I'm selecting that's one thing but accusing Apple of introducing spyware to the Mac and sniffing user's listening habits that's a very serious allegation and is not backed by what is plain to see in iTunes.

If I begin to play music in the morning and let it shuffle through-out bed time without touching iTunes only one set of data has been sent to Apple. That of the song I started with.



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