Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Your social privacy is dead too.

Mobile apps freely access user contact information. Even if you personally take care of your private data, there's still a way to pierce you privacy veil through your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.
Feb 14, 2012. VBeat -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Foodspotting, Yelp, and Gowalla are among a smattering of iOS applications that have been sending the actual names, email addresses and/or phone numbers from your device’s internal address book to their servers, VentureBeat has learned. Several do so without first asking permission, and Instagram and Foursquare only added permissions prompts after the Path flare-up.
tags: privacy, information, control, social, networking

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