Today, Spotify is backtracking, majorly. Top dog Daniel Ek took to Twitter to apologize and promise more clarification about the data collection—and he insists that everything the company does is only to improve the user experience. " "We will always ask for individual permission or clearly inform you of the ability to opt out from sharing location, photos, voice and contacts," he said in a blog post addressing the uproar.
There it is, plain and simple: if Spotify wants your stuff, they'll always ask. Why they would want your stuff in the first place, is a bigger question.