spotify’s ultra-creepy new privacy policy

As the article suggests, this initiative may be the result of the threat posed by Apple music. What interests me is how totally open-ended this is: how do we perceive and evaluate risks when policies take such a form?

Sections 3.3 and 3.4 of Spotify’s privacy policy say that the app will now collected much more data about its users.

The section ‘Information Stored on Your Mobile Device’ says that: “With your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos or media files.”

In the next section, it says: “We may also collect information about your location based on, for example, your phone’s GPS location or other forms of locating mobile devices (e.g Bluetooth).”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/spotify-has-announced-a-creepy-new-privacy-policy-and-people-are-worried-10464129.html

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