What are people so upset about? Spotify might now access your Facebook likes and posts, photos and contacts you have stored on your phone, and even the speed at which you are traveling. The company says that the changes have been made as part of a move to "be as open and transparent as possible", but it has left large number of users questioning motives, and many have been pushed to quitting the music service completely.
There is one new section that is giving users particular cause for concern:
3.3 Information Stored on Your Mobile Device
The next section has a similar tone:
3.4 Location and sensor information
Depending on the type of device that you use to interact with the Service and your settings, we may also collect information about your location based on, for example, your phone’s GPS location or other forms of locating mobile devices (e.g., Bluetooth). We may also collect sensor data (e.g., data about the speed of your movements, such as whether you are running, walking, or in transit).
You might well wonder why Spotify needs to know how quickly you are traveling. This particular clause relates to Spotify's creation of automatic playlists, and this permission makes it possible to create playlists.
How do you feel about the changes? Are you happy to accept them for what they are, or does it make you question whether you'll continue to use Spotify?