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Disable iTunes 6.0.2's reporting of listening habits
Authored by: cougar718 on Jan 11, '06 02:26:30PM


Rick alias cougar

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Disable iTunes 6.0.2's reporting of listening habits
Authored by: robg on Jan 11, '06 03:49:23PM

Software Update: I run the app, fully expecting it to connect to the net, look at what software I need, and report back.

iTunes: I do *not* expect it to connect to the net, report what I'm playing, and report back with recommendations on other songs to listen to. It's an application. It runs on my Mac. I'm playing my locally-stored music. If I want to go to the store, I'll go to the store. Please don't force the store into my hands.

And if I just *knew* what they were sending, and what they were doing with it, I'd be much happier. The fact that they do have a cookie in the transmission, and that there's a third-party marketing company involved in the transaction, tells me that I really really want to know what's going on.

That's all I'm asking for -- an explanation...


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Disable iTunes 6.0.2's reporting of listening habits
Authored by: macevangelist on Jan 11, '06 10:08:08PM

Software Update is on and set to check weekly by default, you don't have to do anything in order for it to send information. When you install Mac OS X 10.4.x from scratch your information is automatically send after filing in your contact info. In both cases there is not a single word that information is ABOUT to be sent let alone a dialog that allows you to cancel it if you wanted to.

I bet that guy over at BoingBoing is rotflhao for causing such a stir. And even if a third-party is involved that actually collects that data clearly no apple store id is sent and I live in a country where ISP don't give out personal information related to IP addresses, at least not without a warrant and a nice letter to me in advance telling me that they're about to give my personal information to the authorities.

Some of you guys act like all you do is listen to Greatest Moans in Porn History Volume I through VIII. If you're ashamed then change your music taste.

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