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18 Firms Sued Over App Privacy, Including Twitter and others

Accessing mobile's address book

     
12:21 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Apps from these firms "surreptitiously harvest, upload and illegally steal the owner's address book data without the owner's knowledge or consent,"
according to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in Texas district court.

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1:04 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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All this intrusiveness by these companies is going to come back and bite all of them, and possible the internet in general, in the ass one day. Seriously, what is the purpose behind this covert activity and why do they need to do this?

Marshall