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    electricmarquis's Avatar
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    Nov 18, 2006
    Northern VA
    MBP 15" 2.4 i7
    Apples OS X software update
    When you do a software update from osx using the software update app under the apple menu. Does apple collect any personal information or other software info from your machine? Do they view what songs you have? What software you have loaded? Any registration information etc.?

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Well they clearly need to know which Apple software you have installed to know which updates you need. I don't believe any personally identifiable information is passed to Apple.

    You can read Apple's privacy policy for more information:
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
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    I beleve that Apple looks at your receipts folder to find out whats on your system and then displays the updates that your system needs.
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    Oct 16, 2006
    yeah. they also check your porn folder too just for kicks

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