This is something that I don't think they have the right to do. I realize the article says that Apple will ask for your consent to share your information and that it will be kept anonymous but seems a little over the top. Of course just about every big corporation engages in some type of data mining, collection, whatever you want to call it but where does it end. I just hope that Apple's security is better than AT&T's. Check out the article on our sister site iPad.net.
iPad News: iPad Users Data Collection by Apple – iPad.net