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#63207 22-Jun-2010 15:51
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Anyone creeped out? 

From the Consumerist


Apple updated its privacy policy today, with an important, and dare we say creepy new paragraph about location information. If you agree to the changes, (which you must do in order to download anything via the iTunes store) you agree to let Apple collect store and share "precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."

Apple says that the data is "collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you," but for some reason we don't find this very comforting at all. There appears to be no way to opt-out of this data collection without giving up the ability to download apps.

 




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  #344202 22-Jun-2010 15:56
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I'd rather like see Apple showing which resources (network, location, sensors) an application uses, like you see when downloading an app from the Android Markeplace, instead of a blanket term that you must accepted otherwise you can't use the App Store at all...





 

 

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freitasm: I'd rather like see Apple showing which resources (network, location, sensors) an application uses, like you see when downloading an app from the Android Markeplace, instead of a blanket term that you must accepted otherwise you can't use the App Store at all...



Thats one of the few good thing about BB apps. When you install them, they ask permission to use functions and takes you to a screen where you can see what its trying access, and deny if you want. 

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