Apple wants to stop RadioShack from selling your data

Everything must go at RadioShack, including your data

When RadioShack went bankrupt, it put shoppers' data up for sale alongside its brand name and stores. Well, Apple isn't happy with that data scattering to the four winds -- it's joining AT&T and other objectors by filing a motion to block attempts to sell customers' information. The Cupertino crew argues that the info isn't part of RadioShack's bankruptcy estate, and that selling off this content would breach both Apple's privacy policy as well as a reseller deal. There's no question that the motion is as much about protecting Apple's hide as it is yours (the company doesn't want to lose data to competitors), but it could mean a lot if it prevents a shady marketing firm from annoying you down the road.

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