Social apps 'harvest smartphone contacts'
Thursday, 16 February 2012 08:08
Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones and storing the data on its servers, often without customers' knowledge.
Access to the address book is enabled when users click on the "Find Friends" feature on smartphone apps.
Two US congressmen have written to Apple asking why the firm allows the practice on its iPhone, as it contravenes app developer guidelines.
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