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Authored by: FenrisUlf on Jan 11, '06 08:11:04PM

It's only a PR mistake based on the reaction we're seeing on this and other sites. The reaction to it was completely overblown, and if it had been a metered, balanced inquiry into what the mini store did (or did not do) this would not have gotten out of hand in the first place.

You send more data to Apple using Software Update than the mini store sends to iTMS. Privacy concerns are not at the root of this. It has been a witch-hunt based on what Sony has done (and Microsoft in the distant past with WMP). Everyone was ready to burn Apple at the stake for this, and now that the information is clear there are people who still insist on trying to make it an issue.

It seems to me that people who are "concerned" about their privacy would do a little more to check on new things installed on their computer. Their concern only happened after someone wrongly insisted this whole thing was just spyware. Why implicitly trust any corporation simply because in the past, you have felt "safe"? That doesn't sound like someone who truly takes their privacy seriously.

Who are you that walk across the graves of giants at this late hour?

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