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Brad Pettit, speaking of the iTools plug-in: "it's obviously capable of gathering and sending all sorts of machine-specific data to Apple, such as hardware ethernet addresses!"

Well, I don't know about the other info it might purportedly be able to collect, but "hardware ethernet addresses" aren't a big deal. "MAC" addresses, as they're coincedentally called, are publicly accessible information by design.

Written on January 12, 2000