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Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database. We blew it, we’re sorry, and we’re going to make it right. It’s Hipster’s goal to provide a fun and beautiful service...
Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

Path’s newest update fixes its privacy problem, and includes an apology from the CEO

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In the wake of yesterday’s privacy concerns over Path uploading the address books of users without their consent, the company’s CEO Dave Morin has today come back with an apologetic blog post and explanation: “Through the feedback we’ve received from all of you, we now understand that the way we...
Path’s newest update fixes its privacy problem, and includes an apology from the CEO

Path's privacy problem poses questions for all social apps

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It's not wrong to store someone's phone contacts on a server. It's wrong to do it without telling them.Social photography startup Path has apologised to its users for uploading and storing their phone contacts on its servers, but the controversy looks set to spread far beyond that one company, as...
Path's privacy problem poses questions for all social apps

Daily Report: Social App Makes Off With Address Books

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Path, which makes a social networking app of the same name that has been getting some traction lately, is facing criticism over the way it surreptitiously uploads a copy of users' address book information to its servers....
Daily Report: Social App Makes Off With Address Books

Path CEO apologies for address book uploading, deletes all user data, and updates app with privacy controls

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Path has moved quickly to try and quell the backlash stemming from the social networking app's practice of uploading users' address books to the company's servers. CEO Dave Morin just posted a lengthy apology on Path's blog, saying "we are deeply sorry if you were uncomfortable with how our...
Path CEO apologies for address book uploading, deletes all user data, and updates app with privacy controls

Mobile Social Network Caught Uploading Users' Address Books

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Path, the smartphone-based social network, said the practice helps users find and connect to their friends and family quickly and efficiently....
Mobile Social Network Caught Uploading Users' Address Books

Path's Loudest Investor Just Publicly Told It To Delete Its User Data

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Mike Arrington, an investor in Path, just called out the company and Dave Morin after it was revealed that Path is storing address book data. He told Morin and his company that it should just delete all the stored address books on its servers on his personal blog, Uncrunched....
Path's Loudest Investor Just Publicly Told It To Delete Its User Data
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Path Apologizes For Privacy Mistake. Do You Accept?

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After an enterprising hacker discovered a privacy problem in beloved new social app Path yesterday, its creators have issued an update and an apology. "We commit to you that we will continue to be transparent and always serve you our users, first," CEO Dave Morin writes. Path was uploading iPhone...
Path Apologizes For Privacy Mistake. Do You Accept?

Path vows contact data 'hashing' in next update, chases privacy certification

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Path is still trying to pave over those privacy cracks, promising that its next update will "hash" the contact data it previously used to suck up without prior warning. Last month, the app was caught with its digital fingers inside users' address books and while the subsequent (and understandly...
Path vows contact data 'hashing' in next update, chases privacy certification

“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

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Sometimes it really does seem like we live in the Wild West of the digital age, the rules of the Internet get made up as we go along. Due to the newness, it seems like there’s a scandal per week in tech startup land, and, because of social media, the...
“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups
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Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress

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You can put down your pitchforks and torches. An investigation by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found three recent complaints against Facebook were either unfounded, resolved, or both. Considering most government privacy audits end with demands for specific changes, this looks like a win for the folks at 1 Hacker Way....
Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress

Brewster

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Twenty years into the personal technology revolution and we are still using address books that work pretty much like physical address books. It makes no sense. The mobile address book should be hyperconnected to our digital life, informed by it, and responsive to it. I remember back in early 2011,...
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Path-ological: In 2010, founder Dave Morin said Path never stored user data

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Dave Morin circa 2010It’s the privacy snafu that will not die. A day after a developer discovered that Path was storing users entire address books on its servers, the startup seemed to have defused the incident by apologizing and deleting all the personal data it had stored. But now Gawker’s...
Path-ological: In 2010, founder Dave Morin said Path never stored user data

Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

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While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks – we all like a good public fight don’t we?), it’s worth recalling that the furore was kicked off by a fairly pertinent point. To...
Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

Online Privacy: Who Cares?

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Every few months, the Internet erupts in outrage about some new threat to our privacy. Remember when Mark Zuckerberg made some offhand remarks about the age of privacy being over? Or when Facebook introduced Beacon, which took info about your shopping habits and shared it with advertisers? Or how...
Online Privacy: Who Cares?

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

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Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. Path was found by a developer to send the entire contents of its users Address Books, where, it was uncovered, it was...
What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done
With iOS 6, Apple and Facebook unite for non-stop social networking

Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads

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Personal social network Path got called out yesterday for automatically uploading users’ address books to its servers. Now the company has formally apologized and introduced a fix. CEO Dave Morin wrote in a blog post, “We now understand that the way we had designed our ‘Add Friends’ feature was wrong....
Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads
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Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data

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Path got caught red-handed uploading users’ address books to its servers and had to apologize. But the relatively obscure journaling app is not alone. In fact, Path was crucified for a practice that has become an unspoken industry standard. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Foodspotting, Yelp, and Gowalla are among a...
Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data

Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

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In case you live under a rock (I hate that played out phrase, someone please come up with something better) Path founder Dave Morin has been through a hellish past two weeks — About a week before Valentine’s Day, his app came under major fire for uploading user iOS Address Books....
Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

ContactMonkey makes sharing your contact information stupendously easy, raises $800,000

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If you agree with me that sharing and saving contact details to digital address books is still a tedious pain even in this day and age, you’ll be happy to meet my new buddy ContactMonkey, which offers a ridiculously simple and effective way of frictionless, cross-platform sharing of contact information...
ContactMonkey makes sharing your contact information stupendously easy, raises $800,000

The horror: Android allows apps access to your pictures

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It seems that you can’t turn around lately without hearing about another alarming invasion of your privacy on a mobile device. Copied address books, stolen SMS messages, and location tracking are apparently par for the course. The latest uproar is over Google’s Android operating system and the way it protects,...
The horror: Android allows apps access to your pictures

Twitter under fire post mobile privacy row

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Twitter has acknowledged that it has copied the content of peoples' entire address books from their mobile phones and stored the information on its servers, without many of its users realising....
Twitter under fire post mobile privacy row

@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books

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The splash damage from Facebook's forced addition of @facebook.com e-mail addresses to users' profiles has carried over to phone contacts. Users who have given Facebook permission to sync information from the site to their phone's contacts have noticed that since the great e-mail address donation, legitimate e-mail address entries have...
@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books
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iPhone Address Book Fiasco Should Be Apple's Cue to Build Its Own Social Network

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Apple is good at many things, but so far, it has not excelled at "social" Web services. For example, Ping, the music-focused service it launched in 2010, is seen as one of its rare failures. But now Apple has a real chance to do something "social" properly, by turning its...
iPhone Address Book Fiasco Should Be Apple's Cue to Build Its Own Social Network

To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools

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Software and SaaS security company Cenzic is today launching a new security product for mobile application developers which will allow for the testing of mobile apps on any platform – iOS, Android, J2ME, and more. The product will be the first that can test products without requiring developers to submit...
To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools
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