Apple Battles ‘SpyTunes’ Moniker

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

Looks like Apple has listened to the many critics of the new “Mini Store” feature in iTunes and is (at least in part) trying to correct their mistake. They have updated the feature to include a message (see below) telling you information is being sent to Apple, confirming you want to enable it and showing you how to turn it off. This change comes in response to many users who were up in arms over the potential privacy concerns the new feature imposed. Some critics were so vocal that they took to calling the new version “SpyTunes”. This new update should help, but I think there will many who still feel the feature should be removed all together. Personally I didn’t have much of a problem with the feature as it only sent song info, which I already share with the world via the “Mac Geek is listening to” feature on this site. :)

No SpyTunes

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  1. Peter | Jan 22 2006 - 11:23

    I don’t object to the miniStore either, in fact I’ve bought tracks it has ‘recommended” but it’s interesting to note that on the European version of 6.0.2. There’s no such warning. Perhaps there’s an American legal issue?

  2. cpheltai | Jan 24 2006 - 11:59

    i like it a lot too, I find it very useful and have bought more than a few songs using it.