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A personal blog by Khürt Williams, full of inchoate writing on photography, coffee, and geekery.

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Down the wrong Path.

iOS Address Book access should prompt the user for permission – Marco.org

The popular Path app was caught uploading and permanently storing people’s entire address books on Path’s servers. People were upset, but what’s scarier is the bigger issue: apparently, this is a very common practice among popular apps.

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Common practice? I certainly hope not.  In fact, I think application should need apps to prompt for access to any device data — location, address book, network etc. From an information security standpoint, this makes sense.  What do you think?