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Authored by: Gerk on Jan 11, '06 10:21:05AM
hey rob

I disagree, they ARE collecting it. Whether or not they are tying the data to you directly is another story altogether, but there is a ping sent, along with the transaction id of the search to a server called metrics.apple.com ... if that's not to collect data I don't know what is!

I put that info in my article at macdiscussion.com ... it doesn't have a big break down, just wanted to get the info out there to users to disable the mini store unless you have a specific need for it.

Nothing more detailed to give you on it (the ping is embedded in the XML file) and happens between apple's servers, but it hold the unique ID for your search without a doubt ... given that they can choose to (or not to) tie it back to whatever data they happen to collect ... eek!

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