Boing Boing has been going on about iTune's new mini store for two days now, and it was interesting at first, but now it's starting to get a little silly. Some facts not mentioned on Boing Boing:

  1. The mini store doesn't show up at all until after you've purchased songs via the iTunes music store. So it is off by default. It's just few of those worried about it are still in the default state.
  2. The site receiving the data from iTunes,, collects similar data from hundreds of popular websites, including Comedy Central. For example, when you're watching the Daily Show, much celebrated on Boing Boing, is tracking every video clip you watch.