Wow. I hope this isn't true!
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- You're just making silly assumptions that simply aren't true.
No one's information is being made public. Accessing your contacts to make it easier for you to connect with them through the app's interface is standard practice and has been done to you many times already. It only becomes a problem if that information is used for purposes other than stated. Is there a better way for them to do it? Apparently so, as a few posters have suggested, and guess what, the powers-that-be at Path have responded positively and promptly to those ideas and are making changes to improve their product and their trust. I don't know what more can be expected. This has been completely blown out of proportion and my point was that if you're soooo worried about you or your dad's privacy you probably shouldn't be using social networks in the first place.Feb 8, 2012
- Oh, and by the way, I'm a complete Google sycophant, however, for Vic Gundotra to cry foul for Path accessing members' contact information is absolutely hilarious! Pot, meet kettle.Feb 8, 2012
- lol Vic... I love you, but this kind of post is not made for you :)Feb 9, 2012
- There is a difference between accessing my Address book (with my permission) and uploading its contents to your server. (And, yes, I'm aware and satisfied with Path's response that they deleted the information.)
As for privacy, you are missing the point completely. It's incredible that your response is that I shouldn't use social networks. The issue is that the people in my address book who do not use social networks are the ones being harmed. They can't control whether or not I use a social network and unwittingly exposed them.
You may be a quitter but I'm not going to sulk and go home if something is wrong. I'm going to work to improve it.Feb 10, 2012
- Anyone who thinks there are no Android apps who do that without your consent are deluding themselves !Feb 16, 2012
- Feb 17, 2012