iTunes is a Spyware Application!



Well this one sat me back in the seat. Did you know that the latest version of iTunes calls home and tells Apple what you listening to. Seeing that your logged in to your account most of the time when iTunes is loaded how do you like the thought that iTunes is sending your playlist back to Apple HQ and then they in turn are targeting ads at you.

So it seems that Apple is joining Sony in being very bad net citizens, at the very least they are invading the privacy of 20+ million iTunes users. I am sure we are going to hear a lot more on this and hopefully Apple will have learned from the Sony fiasco and come out and admit that they are wrong and how they are going to fix it like yesterday.

I bet their are a lot of pissed of Mac fanatics today to consider that their beloved company would start spying on their activities. [BoingBoing]

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


2 thoughts on “iTunes is a Spyware Application!

  1. They messed up big time plain and simple. I am not the only one calling them out. I don’t hate Apple it’s funny that you say that it really is. Part of the reason is you cannot handle it when the are criticized justily

  2. Todd,
    This is sort of like when I went to the Amazon and bought your book, Amazon then thought I wanted to buy everything else out there that was podcasting related… I do not think you minded them do that. But it was your book involved at Amazon and here is the one company you hate more then any other.. Apple. :-)

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