Path was taking user’s contact information and uploading names, phone numbers and email addresses to their private servers. Path’s CEO Dave Morin, was applauded by many for facing the issue head on, apologizing and fixing it. Even after he was linked to posts when he was at Facebook that showed a similar behavior.
Of course as we expected, once this story broke more apps came out of the woodwork for doing the exact same thing. In Silicon Valley don’t dare throw stones unless you’re ready to break everyone’s windows.
Silicon Alley Insider dug up a handful of other apps that are taking a peak at what you may think is your private address book:
More after the break