Feb 12

More on iPhone address book privacy

“It’s not really a secret, per se, but there’s a quiet understanding among many iOS app developers that it is acceptable to send a user’s entire address book, without their permission, to remote servers and then store it for future reference. It’s common practice, and many companies likely have your address book stored in their database.”“But it is also a breach of trust and an invasion of privacy.”

“I did a quick survey of 15 developers of popular iOS apps, and 13 of them told me they have a contacts database with millons of records.”

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