Apple along with other social networks such as Google, LinkedIn, and Path know that privacy is heavily based on users’ information. The Cupertino, California-based company is finally taking action toward attempting to correct its mistakes by requiring user permission in iOS 6 before apps can access any sensitive information.
Last month, we reported that Google was being investigated by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) due a privacy debacle by Apple’s web-browser Safari.
Apple is under heavy fire over its privacy policies.
Earlier this year, it was discovered that third-party iOS apps could access a user’s address book without their consent.
We reported earlier that according to a research App Store apps would seek (possibly leak) more privacy details of users than the jailbreak apps. The research was conducted in the wake of Path scandal of user data being stored by Path and uploaded without user’s consent.