Christian Zibreg writes:
Wednesday’s launch of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-exclusive newspaper, brought changes to the iTunes terms of service that accommodate in-app subscriptions, a new feature utilized by News Corp.’s digital publication.
The Daily is a free iPad download, but accessing its content requires a one-time payment of forty bucks for a year’s worth of access. Alternatively, readers can opt for recurring 99-cent-a-week payments.
The latter is a first for iTunes, but there’s a catch that doesn’t immediately become apparent when iTunes puts up a dialogue requiring you to accept new terms of service. Nobody reads this legal mambo jumbo and many will just hit the Accept button without giving it a second thought.
But take a closer look and you’ll realize you’re giving Apple your approval to send your name, email address and ZIP code to third parties
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