Another problematic clause gives Apple the right to collect the information someone provides about friends and family such as name, mailing address, email address and phone number when someone sends a gift certificate or products or invites others to join a user on an Apple forum. Apple also states that it may collect, use and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of a users’ Apple computer or device, in order to provide location based services like advertising on Apple products.
The data, as collected, is anonymous, according to Apple’s policy. However, when location-based services are used, the data can always be traced back to an individual. Apple now needs to change all these clauses and be a bit less oppressive to its users. Jobs’ Mob has not yet said if it will appeal.