Apple started sending a message to Shazam users on Thursday (25) to warn them that the music app now belongs to the iPhone maker. The message highlights that, with the acquisition, the data from the platform will be transferred to the servers of the Apple company and will also be governed by its privacy policies.
People have the option of agreeing to the new terms or accessing a website with more details about the situation. The alert began to be issued exactly one month after the purchase of the application by Apple was completed at a price of US $ 400 million (approximately R $ 1.5 billion in direct conversion).
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On the page with additional information, the user has the option to delete the service account, if he does not agree with the novelty. If you choose not to continue with the application, the company says that the account and associated personal data, such as email or Facebook ID records, as well as any other information shared through the social network will be deleted.
The company points out that, if it decides to delete the account, the user will continue to have access to their Shazams in the application, but will not be able to synchronize it between devices. In addition, they will be lost if the app is deleted and reinstalled. Apple makes it clear that some information, however, will be kept, regardless of the person’s choice.
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Shazam is an application available for mobile phones with Android, iPhone (iOS) and macOS capable of identifying songs simply by “listening to them” in the environment, or even through users’ “lalalas”. In late September, Apple completed the purchase process started in December 2017.
The same day, the company said it would release a version without advertisements to all users, without giving too many details about future plans. Currently, the application has more than 1 billion downloads and has about 20 million songs searched daily.
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