What Path did with users' address books was ill-advised, to put it kindly. But thanks to the company's blunder, Apple will finally do what it should have done years ago: enforce its address-book protection policy.
Apple said today that apps that are collecting user contact lists without permission are in violation of its app guidelines, and that a software fix is on the way to keep that from happening.
The practice of rifling through address books is at the core of many social apps.
Apps vendors are running fast, trying to build the best social apps they can. Social … Read more