Written by Jared Haworth on
Like many dedicated Apple fans, I decided to give iTunes 8 a try this week.
And, like many dedicated tin-foil hat wearers, I was more than a little worried about the privacy implications of the new "Genius" features. So, after downloading iTunes 8 and rebooting my MacBook, I pulled the network cable out of the router, and launched the program. After agreeing to the new EULA, I was faced with the new interface.
Let me first say, I definitely like the look of the new grid view much better than Coverflow. And there was no question of where I'd have to look go find the Genius playlist options, as the sidebar was already open for me on the right.
So, my first order of business was to click the button to close the Genius Sidebar, since I wasn't really interested in trying out the new features. Instead, I was confronted by this dialog box:
Is Apple collecting data on those who opt-out of the Genius program as well?