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Spotify’s new privacy policy angers users

Some high-profile Spotify users say they have left the music service over changes in its terms and conditions.
The streaming platform now wants access to pictures, contact phone numbers and sensor data stored on the user’s smartphone as well as permission to view social media activity.
Minecraft creator Markus Persson, aka Notch, tweeted to his 2.4m followers that he has cancelled his account.
Spotify said the changes would help it “tailor improved user experience”.
Sensor data, such as how fast the user’s phone is moving, helped the Swedish firm develop Spotify Running, a new feature that tailors music playlists to physical activity.
“Spotify is constantly innovating and evolving its service to deliver the best possible experience for our users. This means delivering the perfect recommendations for every moment, and helping you to enjoy, discover and share more music than ever before,” Spotify said in a statement.
“Throughout, the privacy and security of our customers’ data is – and will remain – Spotify’s highest priority.
“We will always ask for individual permission or clearly inform you of the ability to opt out from sharing location, photos, voice and contacts.”
The firm has 75 million active users and 20 million subscribers in 58 countries, according to its own figures.

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