13. jun App Store explicitly bans developers from harvesting Contacts databases

App Store explicitly bans developers from harvesting Contacts databases

Tech News           06/13/2018 - 9:37am           by A.Rider           127

Apple recently changed its App Store policies in a move intended to bolster privacy, specifically regarding apps that access user contact databases.

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple is cracking down on a contacts harvesting technique that has been in use for years:

Developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, then use it for marketing and sometimes share or sell the information — without permission from the other people listed on those digital address books. On both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, the world’s largest smartphone operating systems, the tactic is sometimes used to juice growth and make money.

Read more in the full article at: 9to5Mac

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