Spotify is a site and app that lets you stream unlimited music. It's one of the most popular music providers in the world. So why does a music streaming site need your photos, contacts and GPS location? This is potentially a big invasion of your privacy if you're a user.
These intensive privacy invasions are for both paying Spotify users and those who use the free version. What could they possibly want all of that data for?
The Spotify CEO wrote that they "are 100 percent committed to protecting our users' privacy and ensuring that you have control over the information you share." How so?
He says that Spotify will ask for "express permission before accessing any of this data." The photo accessibility is only if you give permission, for things like personalized cover art for a playlist.
Same goes for accessing your location and contacts, he writes. If you let Spotify know your location, they can let you know what music is trending in your area. In the future, accessing your contacts may be able to show you which are Spotify users so you can share playlists and music.