Apple Music users reported missing music in their collections on Wednesday after Apple conducted a surprise deletion of unrecognised files from customer libraries.
The issue went viral after a user under the name of JamesPinkstone published a blog post about their experience with Apple after the problems came to light:
“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.
When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple’s database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive[…]
As it turns out, James Pinkstone is not alone.
Maybe I am missing something but why would anyone permit Apple to take control of one’s music in particular that, which was not purchased through Apple? As you may have guessed, I do not have an Apple iTunes account but still why allow them such power over the individual?