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Apple updates App Store rules to prevent devs gathering data from contacts

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Apple has tweaked its App Store policies, closing a loophole that made it possible for developers to gather data from phone contacts and then sell or share that data without consent. Until very recently app developers have been able to ask for permission to access users’ address books and then use this permission to gather data about contacts. But with the latest policy change — introduced with no announcement — Apple has clamped down on this practice in the name of privacy. See also: Apple slaps a ban on cryptocurrency mining apps Apple adopts a ‘cautious approach’ and cuts iPhone… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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