Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.14.23

Forum Moderators: not2easy & rumbas

Message Too Old, No Replies

18 Firms Sued Over App Privacy, Including Twitter and others

Accessing mobile's address book

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

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts: 4397
votes: 2


Excerpt:
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.

Read from PC Mag
[pcmag.com ]
1:04 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 4, 2001
posts:2176
votes: 15


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
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members