Apple Kicks Out Snow Leopard Update To Keep Their Fanbois Safe… Although There’s This One Detail That Bothers Me

Those who buy their computers at the temple of Steve Jobs Apple Store are likely installing an update to Snow Leopard that promises 70 security fixes and brings in 50 or so “improvements” according to Apple. Mac OS X 10.6.3 is a massive update that weighed in at over 400MB for me (your mileage may vary depending on what version of Snow Leopard you’re updating from) and so far I’ve had no issues after installing it. Although, there is one thing that bugs me. After reading the release notes associated with this, I noted this “improvement:”

Data Collection: Mac OS X v10.6.3 can collect diagnostic and usage information from your Mac and send it to Apple for analysis automatically. The information is only collected with your explicit consent, and is submitted anonymously to Apple. For more details, see this article.

At least they’re asking for my consent first. I suggest that anyone who updates to 10.6.3 take a look at the article that I’ve linked above to make sure they fully understand what Apple is up to. While it’s not any different than what various versions of Windows have been doing for years, the fanbois might be just a bit caught off guard by this.

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