In the past Apple has been very clear about how it deals with user data and the company has said that it believes in its customer right to privacy, although things could be different with its new Apple TV service.
According to a recent report, one of the ways that Apple has lured the TV companies to join its new Apple TV web service is to offer to share user data with them, the news comes in a report from tne New York Post.
The company is willing to share details on who its viewers are, what they watch and when they watch it to entice broadcast networks and others to go along with the service, sources said.
The information could help programmers better target shows to viewers and advertisers, who are increasingly chasing niche audiences.
This would certainly be a change from Apple’s existing stance on privacy and it will be interesting to see what Apple TV owners think about this new stance, of course this has yet to be confirmed by Apple.
As soon as we get some more information on the new Apple TV web service and what the company has planned, we will let you guys know.