BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple addresses iTunes concerns
Apple has announced that they’re addressing the privacy concerns over the MiniStore feature introduced with iTunes 6.0.2, that I reported on earlier.
According to the BBC article above, this is amongst the changes:
The changes include a pop-up warning about MiniStore that gives users a chance at installation to turn off the feature so no recommendations are made and no data is passed back to Apple.
So far I haven’t seen a new version in my software updates.
But Apple has definitely done the right thing.
One reply on “BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple addresses iTunes concerns”
Apple chose a beutifully simple solution, and handled it without a need for a software update.
Apple simply changed the start-page for the MiniStore to give information about how to turn it off, with a nice big pointer to the hide/show icon below the MiniStore. They also argue why you should consider turning it on, and a reasussurance that the information sent wouldn’t be used by Apple.
Good call Apple!