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fringe: iPhone apps Path and Hipster offer address-book apology
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:20:16 -0600 (CST)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16962129

iPhone apps Path and Hipster offer address-book apology
9 February 2012 Last updated at 10:13 ET

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.

Path is a social media app which bills itself as "the smart journal that 
helps you share life with the ones you love".

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