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Apple shuts door on developers building databases from iOS users' address books

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Last week, Apple made some changes to App Store regulations that prevents developers from collecting information about iPhone users' friends and contacts. Before this change, developers could obtain this information without consent from most people involved. Developers often ask users to share their phone contacts to quietly build a database of names and numbers that can be sold to marketers.
At Apple's annual WWDC developers conference last week, the company mentioned that social media sites viewed on Safari will soon ask for permission before allowing users to share ...
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Apple Now Banning Apps That Sell Your Contacts' Information

Apple Now Banning Apps That Sell Your Contacts' Information

6 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

There are apps that sometimes request your permission to grant them access to your contacts. For example if you download a VoIP app or a messenger app or a social networking app, it sometimes asks for access to your contacts to help you find friends, create a phonebook, and so on, and for the most part it makes sense. However there are some who abuse the access and actually takes that information and sells it to marketers and advertisers. However for iOS users, it seems that Apple has had enough. The company has recently made some changes to its App Store rules last week where they are...
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