Feb 082012
 
 February 8, 2012  Breaches, Business

Colleen Taylor reports:

Path, the mobile app for cataloging your daily activities and sharing them with a relatively small circle of contacts, came under serious fire on Tuesday when it was discovered that Path’s iPhone app imports all of its users’ address book data onto Path’s own servers without notifying users. Not surprisingly, many people saw this as a major breach of user trust.

Path CEO Dave Morin quickly responded to the fallout, telling app developer Arun Thampi, the blogger who first discovered the address book upload activity, that the data was only used to help users find their friends and “nothing more.” Even so, he also said that the Android app would make the address book upload an opt-in feature, and released a new version of Path for iPhone that does the same.

Read more on GigaOm.

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