Apple: Future iOS Update Makes Apps Ask Permission To Access Contacts

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  • al friede

    this shit should already be disallowed/built-in! 

    where’s little snitch for iOS when you need it….

  • al friede

    this shit should already be disallowed/built-in! 

    where’s little snitch for iOS when you need it….

  • TheBasicMind

    Apple, it was really dumb to have missed this. What I’m pissed about, is that even if I haven’t used one of the offending apps, my name and mobile number are now in all likelihood possessed by someone who shouldn’t have them because one of thes apps will have been used by someone who has my contact data. I only give my mobile number to friends I trust. It is confidential data held in trust by my friends. These companies are being hugely abusive and I’m very angry about it. They have no business knowing my number. Apple should ban the global sharing of contact data with ALL apps, on the basis the user shouldn’t be in a position to decide for all friends if the contact data can be shared. Permission should have to be granted contact by contact.

  • FriarNurgle

    Considering most people have Facebook and/or a google account does it really matter that someone else has your contact list? Most people are just going to click through this. 

  • CharliK

    It isn’t that they missed it. It’s that they thought that developers are mature enough to read and follow the rules they clicked to follow when they signed up to be developers.

    They have since learned this is not the case and they are going to have to force compliance and bad press as ‘nazis’ etc

  • Jakob Lessin

    WhatsApp already asked (today) for permission to view contact details without any update or jailbreak.