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Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list

“Collecting and selling information that’s unrelated to an app’s purpose is a known moneymaking tactic for unscrupulous apps” writes Hayley Tsukayama for seattletimes.com. Collecting and selling information that’s unrelated to an app’s purpose is a known moneymaking tactic for unscrupulous apps.Apple’s recently updated policy for developers on its App Store now prohibits apps from selling information collected from your address book to other people.Most recently, Facebook endured criticism during the Cambridge Analytica hearings for failing to track how apps used the information it provided to them.There are, however, legitimate reasons that an app may need access to your address book.
 
Source: seattletimes.com



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