Spotify responds to backlash over privacy policy

The company’s CEO apologized on Twitter and through a blog post, though some say its terms aren’t different from other apps. 

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The new agreement, issued last week, included the statement, “With your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos, or media files.”

The company said it also wanted to track not just your location, but “the speed of your movements, such as whether you are running, walking, or in transit.”

Within 24 hours, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek responded to the outcry. He did so on Twitter:

SORRY. Privacy super impt. We should have done better explaining new terms. Just posted; hope it clears things up.

— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) August 21, 2015

He also issued a blog post titled, “Sorry.” It reads, in part:

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