The popular company, however, added the function in the Spotify official app, through which they can have access and use your smartphone contacts, photo library and location coordinates, among many other information collected by your device. The news that the music streaming company might want to spy on its clients a bit too much led to an upheaval on social media services as well as on the blogosphere.
According to Ek, the option would enable Spotify users to use customized features such as their own cover art to their shared playlists. The CEO nonetheless apologized for the sudden move, but he’s hopeful that the user base will understand the change and they will eventually embrace it, promising that their data will not be subjected to any abuse.
Until then, Android users might have to wait for an update of the official app until they can deny access to their location and data, while iOS customers can already do that.
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