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App makers' address-book apology

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The makers of Path and Hipster iPhone apps apologise for accessing phone contacts without explicit permission....
App makers' address-book apology

LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”

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Earlier today we reported that the LinkedIn iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app. Well,...
LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”

Path 2 uploads your address book, but says it’s to ‘match friends’ and will be opt-in soon

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Developer Arun Thampi was doing a bit of hacking around with Path 2, trying to get a version of it running on OS X as an experiment, when he discovered that the app actually uploads your entire address book when it is launched. This obviously raised concerns about what the app...
Path 2 uploads your address book, but says it’s to ‘match friends’ and will be opt-in soon

LinkedIn’s iOS app collects and sends names, emails and meeting notes from your calendar back, in plain text

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The LinkedIn mobile app for iOS devices collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company, The Next Web has been informed. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app. This raises...
LinkedIn’s iOS app collects and sends names, emails and meeting notes from your calendar back, in plain text
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After Instagram, which tech startups are most likely to be bought?

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As Facebook snaps up the mobile photo app, will Pintrest, Path or Square be next in attracting a tech giant's millions?Who'll be the next in line for a buyout, now that Facebook has gobbled up Instagram? We pick the obvious candidates.Path, the "life-sharing" app(This got dinged in the tech press...
After Instagram, which tech startups are most likely to be bought?

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

LeakedIn: Check if your LinkedIn password was leaked with this tool

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The LinkedIn password release debacle is still in full swing, as millions discover that their account was potentially compromised. I recommend that you, no matter what, change your LinkedIn password. However, if you want to see whether or not your account was specifically made unsafe, there is an answer. Meet...
LeakedIn: Check if your LinkedIn password was leaked with this tool

A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear

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A woman named Kristen decided to look into the legality of Pinterest.  After all, she's a lawyer with a passion for photography. What she found scared her so much, she shut down her Pinterest boards entirely. Kristen's investigation began after she saw photographers complaining about copyright violations on Facebook. ...
A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear
iOS apps and the address book: what you need to know

Two Months Removed From AddressGate, Path Starts Hashing, Anonymizing Data

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Back in early February, Path met with some serious backlash when Arun Thampi revealed that the social app was uploading address book data without explicit permission from its users. Path responded by taking Mike Arrington’s advice, deleting the entire collection of user-uploaded contact information from its servers, and an update...
Two Months Removed From AddressGate, Path Starts Hashing, Anonymizing Data

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

Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

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The central issue in Oracle's Java copyright/patent case against Google, which has been lost after a million-and-one interpretations of the case over the last two years, remains this:  If Company #1 implicitly grants Company #2 the right to use technology that #1 created and owns, to the extent that...
Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

Facebook Accused Of Reading Users Text Messages

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress and an appearance by Facebook to explain it’s next moves in mobile, the social networking giant is coming under increasing strain over its use of users’ personal information. Mobile startups and operators are both fretting over the issue this week, as smartphones and the apps...
Facebook Accused Of Reading Users Text Messages

Social apps & doing the right thing

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For the past week or so, our little corner of the Internet has been abuzz with news of mobile apps uploading iPhone address books without asking us — the iPhone (and address book) owners. It all started with Path, a much talked about iPhone app that offers a very limited...
Social apps & doing the right thing
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iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application

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Earlier this month, privacy issues related to the uploading of users' address books to developers' servers were cast into the limelight as Congress requested details from Apple on how private information is handled and protected. While Apple quickly responded to note that it would be addressing the issue by requiring...
iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application

Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"

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The world’s gone Pinterest-crazy. Ladies like to use it. Web sites want to be it. Others could possibly want to sue it. And now another social media app is introducing “Pinterest-like” boards: Timehop. Timehop, in case you’e never used it, is a nifty social media aggregator that sends you daily...
Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"

Path 2.1 Launches With Smarter Camera, Shazam-Like Music Match & Support for Nike+

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Path, the up-and-coming private social network, had a couple of rough days last month because it uploaded its users' address books to its servers without their explicit permission. Today, however, the company is focusing squarely on its product again with the release of version 2.1 of its iOS app. This...
Path 2.1 Launches With Smarter Camera, Shazam-Like Music Match & Support for Nike+

Apple Bows to iPhone Privacy Pressures

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Under pressure from regulators, Apple responded to complaints that dozens of iPhone applications have been accessing, transmitting and storing user contact data without explicit permission....
Apple Bows to iPhone Privacy Pressures

IOS apps could upload photo library, along with location info

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The New York Times is out with a story Tuesday that says a “loophole” in Apple’s mobile software allows developers of iOS apps to upload a user’s photo library without specific permission to do so. According to the story, when a user grants permission to a downloaded app to use the...
IOS apps could upload photo library, along with location info

Fix reportedly coming for iOS photo uploading loophole

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A loophole within iOS that allows developers to surreptitiously upload users' photos and location data without their knowledge may soon have a fix. The Verge reported on Tuesday evening that its sources said Apple is aware of the bug and is "likely planning a fix" as part of an...
Fix reportedly coming for iOS photo uploading loophole
Verizon adding Carrier IQ-like remote diagnostics tool to various devices

Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

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Last week, IBM made a significant announcement that received relatively little attention. The IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is the first third party virtual switching platform for VMware environments. Of course, Cisco has the Nexus 1000v, but given the long history, investment, and VCE joint venture, it doesn’t...
Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

Path Isn't Only App to Upload, Store Address Book Data

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Yelp upload names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, sometimes without explicit permission....
Path Isn't Only App to Upload, Store Address Book Data

Apple Requires User Permission Before Apps Can Access Personal Data in iOS 6

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Earlier this year, Apple came under fire from consumers advocates and Congress after it was discovered that apps, most notably Path, were uploading users' entire address books to their servers without alerting users or asking for authorization. Path deleted the information, but a pair of U.S. Congressmen sent a letter...
Apple Requires User Permission Before Apps Can Access Personal Data in iOS 6

Daily Report: Judge Says TV Streaming Service May Continue

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Aereo, the streaming TV start-up backed by Barry Diller, can keep streaming for now, Brian Stelter reports in Thursday's New York Times. A federal judge denied a temporary injunction sought by television broadcasters that would have shut down Aereo, which streams local TV channels without explicit permission....
Daily Report: Judge Says TV Streaming Service May Continue

Twitter patent pact would avert lawsuit over pull-to-refresh

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Twitter VP of Engineering Addam Messinger in a statement hoped to reassure developers that it wouldn't sue over patents like Loren Brichter's pull-to-refresh control. A new Innovator's Patent Agreement would only allow using a patent for defensive purposes unless Twitter had explicit permission from the inventor. The pact would also...
Twitter patent pact would avert lawsuit over pull-to-refresh

iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission

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A week ago today, developer Arun Thampi detailed on his blog how the Path app for iOS accessed users' contact information and uploaded that data to Path's servers -- all without any explicit permission granted on the user's part. That sparked quite the firestorm, including investigations into which other...
iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission

Apple to Require Explicit Permission for iOS Apps Accessing Address Book Data

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Just hours after a pair of U.S. Congressmen sent a letter to Apple requesting information on privacy practices, specifically as they relate to address book data being collected and stored by the apps' developers, Apple has issued a statement to AllThingsD indicating that the issue will be addressed in a...
Apple to Require Explicit Permission for iOS Apps Accessing Address Book Data
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