Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos

apps foursquare 150x150 Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to PhotosApple and applications for Apple’s mobile devices have recently been under attack for reports of failing to secure user information. Reports are that when users allow an app to have access to current location, apps can copy the user’s photo library and address book information without notifying the user, according to the New York Times.

Apple screens all apps before entering the store and forbids copying address data. However, there are several approved app that collect the address book information.
When a user grants permission to release location information of pictures or media, that information plus the photos can be uploaded to a server where Apple can no long monitor the use of the data. Apple has not responded to requests for a comment, but the company seems to be becoming less strict with monitoring app entrance into the store.

To read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/tk-ios-gives-developers-access-to-photos-videos-location/?ref=technology

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