1/20/2006

Apple Computer alters iTunes software

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:45 am

Apple Computer Inc. has altered its iTunes software after users raised privacy concerns over a new spy-like song-recommendation feature in the music jukebox program.

The company on Tuesday switched the so-called “MiniStore” feature to give users the choice of turning it on, rather than having it automatically activate with its new version update of iTunes.

The company introduced the recommendation feature last week. The MiniStore window pane with music or video suggestions pops up as users play songs from their libraries.

The feature requires that the information on the songs being played be sent to Apple, which in turn churns out related music titles. It’s a type of customization that an increasing number of digital services are adopting.

Source: AP

 

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