Apple cares about user privacy.
When it was discovered that popular app Path secretly uploaded an iPhone user’s entire address book to its servers, Path received strong criticism from media and Apple was forced to get involved because of iPhone.
Path was violating Apple’s terms of agreement, and it was discovered that many other apps in the App Store had been doing the same thing for quite some time.
Apple said that it would clarify the privacy issue for end users with a future iOS update.
High-profile meetings took place at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California all the time. However, the public rarely gets to hear about what happened behind closed doors. As it turns out, Path CEO Dave Morin was summoned to Cupertino by Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk about the recent privacy scandal his app caused.
Bloomberg Businessweek reveals:
Path co-founder Dave Morin got hauled into Apple’s headquarters to be grilled by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other executives, according to people familiar with the meeting but not authorized by Apple to discuss it.
Dave Morin has formerly served as a key member at Facebook and has also worked on product and marketing at Apple.
Thankfully, it is all been worked out and Path would not steal your contacts anymore. Hopefully, Tim Cook made sure of that.
Source: Cult Of Mac