Path problems prompt Apple to push for better user approval.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 12:00 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:27
Apple is staying on the ball with easing users fears after Path‘s data collection was discovered. Apple wants everyone to know that any app collecting user data without prior approval is in violation of the terms of service. Furthermore, the purveyor of all things “i” is pushing any and all apps “wishing to access contact data will require explicit user approval in a future software release.” Nothing is stated as to when that software update will occur but I wouldn’t worry, most likely every app is question is being revamped right now.
We like to toss a lot of crap on Apple but it is nice to see them taking this serious and taking steps to make all app developers abide by the same rules. Beyond that, working on keeping privacy concerns to a minimum keeps cash spending customers doing just that. What do our Apple rocking geeks think about this mess and Apple’s response? Hit us up in the comments!
- Congress presses Apple’s Cook to come clean on iOS developer data access following Path address book debacle (9to5mac.com)
- How to stop apps like Path from stealing your contacts (bgr.com)