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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: mblahnikluver
It goes beyond Apple. For example Adobe includes in the license agreement to use a flash player that they may use your camera and microphone to pick up information for them to use for marketing purposes. The camera on Kinect will scan your home for items and send Microsoft data on what brands you purchase.
These may sound like little things to you, but there's a whole area of psychology based around the idea of brand identities, and by determining what brands a person buys they can be psychoanalyzed in order to create more effective targeted marketing when it's used for benign purposes and it gets downright evil when paired with behavioral science or sold to a government database to determine how each individual will react to any certain policy.
You would think these things wouldn't be allowed but practically anything can be included in an EULA, and an EULA can even be changed after purchase, they just have to lock you out of the software unless you agree again.
They don't even have to tell you what terms they changed. If you remember the Sony hack that happened a couple years back, that was in response to Sony remotely disabling a bunch of PS3's because they decided to drop support for one of the main features of the PS3 (that it could run Linux). Sony simply updated their license agreement, told the owners they didn't have the right to modify their own device anymore, and that was that. Seeing as how the hacker community loves Linux they got pissed.
originally posted by: opethPA
Exactly why is this a big deal ?
1. Fans of the band get something for free
2. Non-fans of the band dont have to download it.
Isn't that a win-win?
originally posted by: jtrenthacker
Did anybody bother reading the part where it is an optional download? Anybody asks a legitimate question about an Apple product or even mentions Apple and its 3 pages of bitching about Apple. I think non-Apple users pay attention to Apple products more than the Apple users do. I use both Windows/Android and Apple products daily and they both have their negatives and positives. It comes down to personal preference. One is not superior in every way to the other. Never has been, never will be.