After an embarrassing week of data abuse stories, Apple finally clamps down on app data permissions.
Even Congress got into the act, asking Apple some pointed questions about the number of apps uploading address books without permission. Minutes later, an Apple spokesman said such actions are against their guidelines, but they will push an update soon to force developers to get user approval in the future. No timetable was included in the statement to AllThingsD.
Add this to the outrage last April when a location tracking file hidden deep inside the iPhone became public, and privacy advocates remain wary of Apple's grasp of appropriate user data handling. The other side of the argument is that apps need user data to provide the location and connection features many iPhone owners prize.
corporates are so weird ... even apple ... yes mom, that WAS me stealing the cookies, always said AFTER being caught gregorylent on allthingsd.com
Bad fruit! Should've gone for a sweet dessert instead... The one that outlines the permissions before accepting to download. Now go and invent this! albundles on endgadget.com