Path iPhone app uploads contacts


Path iPhone app uploads contacts


Path, the social sharing application comes under fire as it accesses and uploads the phone's address book without asking any permission from the users. The information that has been acquired has now been deleted and the CEO of Path apologizes for this inconvenience.

Path is a personal network and lets users to share the photos, updates and videos with their close friends. Path prides itself that it has strict privacy controls but makes a mishap.

Dave Morin, the CEO of the company has said in the blog post that Path is extremely sorry for this and that its users were too uncomfortable with the usage of the contacts in their phones.

He also added that the contacts were uploaded to the servers of Path over an encrypted connection and were made use of to improve the friend suggestions and also to intimate users about when their friends have joined the service. With the new version, users can opt to upload the contacts.

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