“Okay, so, there are a few things going on here that have all got conflated into one story,” Moren writes. “Some of it is innocuous, some of it is a bit eyebrow-raising, and some of it falls into the inconvenience area.”
“The bigger issue here is that Apple has made a big stand on privacy and being protective of its users’ data, and so it’s a bit at odds with that stated purpose to retain this information without notifying its users,” Moren writes. “If I had to bet, I’d guess a subsequent version of iOS will prompts users to allow this data to be synced, and let them opt out via the Privacy controls.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple needs to be more transparent about what’s happening and allow users to clearly opt-out if they want.
Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for in plain English and repeatedly. That’s what it means. I’m an optimist. I believe people are smart. Some people want to share more data than other people do. Ask them. Ask them every time. Make them tell you to stop asking them if they get tired of your asking. Let them know precisely what you’re going to do with their data. That’s what we think. — Steve Jobs, 2010
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