On Thursday, Spotify updated its list of needed permissions for people to use the app.READ MORE: Tuesday's Show Info. (12/7/21)
Many were upset because it appeared that the company wanted to access users personal data, photos, and other media files as well as keep tabs on their location and use of other music apps.
But the company revised the policy in a statement, saying the update was poorly written and neglected to reassure users that their personal info would be protected.READ MORE: Sheriff's Office Says There May Be More Victims Following Alleged Kidnapping, Torture Case In Modesto
“Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to,” explained CEO Daniel Ek. “We will ask for your express permission before accessing any of this data – and we will only use it for specific purposes that will allow you to customize your Spotify experience.”
The Swedish company claims to have more than 75 million users in 58 countries, including more than 20 million who pay for its premium site.MORE NEWS: Dixon Man Identified As Suspect Who Led Chase Through 4 Counties
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