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Spotify wants to know your GPS location and look at your photos and contacts

Spotify wants to know your GPS location and look at your photos and contacts
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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.

A brand new privacy policy went out to users, and if you agreed to the new conditions when you opened up Spotify, you may want to reconsider. Part of it reads, "we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos, or media files." Another section says it can collect your GPS location and sensor data, like "whether you are running, walking, or in transit."

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?

Spotify CEO Daniel Elk got an earful - or an inbox-full - after the new privacy policy went out. He responded in a blog post the next day.

Next page: See what Spotify's CEO has to say about the new privacy policy
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