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Address Info Uploaded By Path and Hipster's iPhone Apps Without Users Permission
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Msg#: 4415986 posted 5:56 pm on Feb 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Address Info Uploaded By Path and Hipster's iPhone Apps Without Users Permission [bbc.co.uk]
The makers of two iPhone apps have apologised after it emerged they had uploaded users address-book information without explicit permission.

Path and Hipster both sent contact data to company servers in order to help users find friends who were also using the apps.

Both companies said they had now updated their apps to fix the problem.

But there is concern the practice may be more widespread. Hipster has called for a "summit" to discuss app privacy.



How many more times will we read about users' personal info being uploaded/used somewhere!

 

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