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Disable iTunes 6.0.2's reporting of listening habits
Authored by: cougar718 on Jan 11, '06 01:27:14PM
You know,

I think this is being blown way out of proportion. I don't see how this is a breach of privacy. iTunes is simply doing an automatic search for the artist of the song you have highlighted in the iTunes library or playlist. The transmission only takes place when you highlight a song of an album or playlist otherwise iTunes mini-store takes you to the New releases. You don't even need to play the song for this transmission to take place. And I might be wrong but I think anyone can browse the music store. You just need an account to buy something from it.

Now, iTunes is not doing what Amazon does and other stores, where they recommend products based on what you have looked at during prior visits to their sites, etc.

Even if Apple was gathering statistics it would be beneficial to those who don't buy music from the iTunes music store by letting Apple know what is popular but is not being carried by the store.

Until Apple starts recommending music to me that they think I would like, like *ahem* Amazon, I welcome this behavior.

Rick alias cougar

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