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« on: February 15, 2012, 01:20:40 PM »

2 article titles tell the tale

A Letter from Congress to Tim Cook
http://dcurt.is/a-letter-from-congress-to-tim-cook


Apple: App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission
http://allthingsd.com/20120215/apple-app-access-to-contact-data-will-require-explicit-user-permission/
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 01:30:48 PM »

Debacle is right. It is pretty trivial to retrieve the contact list in xCode ... sending it home is a no brainer.

Apple is going to get a whole lot more of this sort of thing as they get higher and higher above the radar. They're not going to be able to slip by with ANYTHING that's untoward. Excellent for customers/users and in the end, good for them as well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 01:35:42 PM »

That was fast: http://www.cultofmac.com/146602/apple-confirms-that-apps-will-have-to-ask-for-permission-to-access-your-contacts/

Apps will now need to ask permission to use your contact list. Pretty significant oversight IMO.

I'll betcha there's a whole flock of lawyers ready to work out a class action. Irreparable harm and all of that. And there'll be no way of proving that the data didn't move beyond the servers of every possible app on every possible phone in the world ... meaning that someone out there has J-Lo's cell phone number etc. I'll betcha there are lawyers just licking their chops at the potential size of something like that.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 01:11:36 AM »

You mean you don't have J-Lo's phone number yet?  Amateur.   ROFLMAO
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 07:16:06 AM »

Apple needs to pay a dividend quick.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 02:26:34 AM »

And there'll be no way of proving that the data didn't move beyond the servers of every possible app on every possible phone in the world ... meaning that someone out there has J-Lo's cell phone number etc
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 04:22:39 AM »

And there'll be no way of proving that the data didn't move beyond the servers of every possible app on every possible phone in the world ... meaning that someone out there has J-Lo's cell phone number etc

nice try.

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 01:17:46 PM »

Agree. Thx Bomps
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