Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/iphone-address-book/
     
  2. x942

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    There needs to be a warning of some kind, or a way to block access to certain resources
    This is one reason I use Android. Not only do I see permissions by default, but I can use an app to block what other apps can access :)
     
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    I heard iOS apps apparently don't advertise what they need access to, this needs to be added ASAP (hopefully in 5.1). The first thing I do when I browse apps on the WP marketplace is look at the permissions the app wants. I have none installed that require permissions to "contacts" and have yet to see one personally.
     
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