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Why Apple went over the line
Authored by: bakalite on Jan 11, '06 04:57:43PM

You guys are missing a couple of points. The most important is that this is a forum for tech savvy people. Joe Blow user isn't going to know that the mini store is sending anything, so Apple needs to make it clear. We are not talking about a very complicated App here. The Mac prides itself on being easy to use, and almost everyone using a Mac is using iTunes. This means that a lot of people who have NO CLUE are having their data harvested by Apple. I think this is totally uncool, and Apple should be proactive in dealing with it, for it's own sake.

Rob, I know that you said that someone at Apple told you that the Data was not being collected, but that really doesn't mean anything. All it really means, is that RIGHT NOW no data is being collected. They could start anytime they feel like it.

I stand by my point. Decent apps tell you when they are transmitting data you didn't specifically send, and Apple should apologize, and let people opt out if they want to.

And before anyone tells me to "just turn off the mini store", please read my post again. It isn't a question of ME turning it off. It's a question of your Grandma even being aware that her computer is sending data she didn't specifically authorize to be sent. It's a matter of principle, and Apple should step up to the plate.

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