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Apple Will Punish Apps That Misuse Your Address Book Data

Gizmodo ---------- Apple quietly rolled out a new set of rules for developers last week, adding restrictions for apps that suck up the address books of iPhone users, Bloomberg reports. Developers could, for example, sell the databases filled with your friends’ contact information to boost their bottom lines. No more. Address book requests are fairly typical. Instagram or Snapchat may ask for your address book so they can suggest your contacts as connections on their platforms. Some games may want the information to invite friends to download and play with you. Those are more benign cases. A less benign one: vacuuming up data to build consumer models and sway elections. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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