15.02.2012 21:05 Uhr, Quelle: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

US Congress sends letter to Apple about Path, data access, Apple responds

The latest "-gate" suffixed controversy, the so-called "Address Bookgate" has surrounded the way popular social networking app Path was found to collect data on users' contacts and store that data on Path's servers without even prompting users for permission. That revelation, and the backlash that followed, has sent ripples throughout the iOS developer community. Path apologized and updated its app to explicitly request user permission to store contacts; Instagram and several other iOS apps followed suit. In what's becoming a predictable trend any time the words "Apple" and "privacy" are mentioned together, the US Congress has sent a letter to Apple asking the company to explain th

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